What We Do
General Surgery is a specialty of Surgery that involves comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions. When being seen by your surgeon, your visit will include an examination, review of any diagnostic tests and x-rays and then enough time to answer all of your questions. Our goal is to provide our patients with the information needed to make an informed decision and then to guide them through the process to achieve the best outcome possible.
Your evaluation will include a history, physical exam, and review of all imaging. We are capable of performing most biopsies in the office but some biopsies may need to be performed at the hospital or imaging center if stereotactic guidance is required. Further intervention, operative or otherwise, depends on the condition or results of the biopsy.
Inguinal, Incisional, Complex & Wall Reconstructional, Hiatal
A Hernia repair is closing a hole in the abdominal wall that creates a bulge when intestine or fat pushes through. We perform Open, laparoscopic, or da Vinci Robotic repair of inguinal, femoral, incisional, umbilical, and ventral hernias, as well as complex abdominal wall reconstruction. Clarify any concerns about mesh and discuss the available techniques and what is best suited for each individual.
Removal of a segment of the stomach, small or large intestine is usually for a malignant condition (cancer) and can be performed open, laparoscopically, or robotically. Usually a few days in the hospital and restrictions after are variable. Usually patients are on no dietary restrictions when they leave the hospital and bowel function is normal. An Ostomy (needing a bag) is not usually a part of intestinal operations.
The most common operation performed in the U.S., usually laparoscopically or robotically, very rarely open. Involves complete removal of the gallbladder whether for stones or dysfunction. Patients usually go home the same day, eating a regular diet, and on a minimum of physical restrictions.
Minimally Invasive /
Instead of large incisions, the operation is performed by inserting a laparoscope attached to a high definition fiber optic camera to see, then the operating instruments through small cannulas or trocars. The surgeon is either directly working the instruments, or utilizing the da Vinci Robot interface. Recovery is usually quite fast with minimal down time.
Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal
This entails operations on the thyroid, parathyroid, or adrenal glands. Usually for benign, but malignant conditions can occur as well. Prognosis is usually excellent. Lifelong medication may be required to replace hormones lost, for example, if entire glands are removed for cancer. Operations on the thyroid and parathyroid glands are minimally invasive and are usually outpatient procedures.
Additional Services Include:
- Acute care Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions
- Emergency Surgery
- Gastric Electrical Stimulation
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Hemorrhoids and other Perianal Conditions
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Open Surgery
- Pilonidal Cysts
- Single Incision Surgeries
- Skin and Soft Tissue
- Small Bowel
- Spleen and Nodes
- Tumor Resection
- Vascular access for Chemo