A general surgeon is a specialist with training in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of surgical conditions. Although you have been referred to a general surgeon, this does not necessarily mean that you will require surgery, as a number of our patients are successfully treated non-operatively. If surgery is recommended this may involve a relatively simple office procedure to more sophisticated surgery typically performed at the hospital. With modern surgical techniques and extensive experience, we have successfully treated patients of all sizes and ages from children to our eldest who had achieved 104 years (surviving a gangrenous gallbladder with sepsis).
Some of the more common surgical procedures performed:
- Gallbladder (gallstones), Bile Duct and Liver Surgery: including the advanced technique of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), which allows removal of the gallbladder through one small incision rather than multiple cuts
- Repair of Hernias (abnormal bulges): All Types including inguinal (groin), umbilical (navel), ventral (abdominal wall), and diaphragmatic (heartburn, reflux of acid)
- Removal of Skin and Deeper Lesions or Masses, benign and malignant including moles, unsightly or draining growths, cancers and melanoma (malignant moles)
- Endoscopy (flexible scope with camera) of Esophagus, Stomach, Duodenum and Colon for Cancer Screening, as well as the Non-operative Removal of growths such as Polyps (growths which form on the inside of the intestines) and all types of tumors ( benign or less aggressive growths and malignant, aggressive tumors)
- Colon and Rectal (large intestine) Surgery to treat growths or bleeding associated with Polyps, Cancer, and Diverticular Disease (commonly occurring, small defects in the wall of the colon which can bleed or become infected)
- Pilcam: An advanced diagnostic technique using a tiny camera to evaluate the inside of the Small Intestine for bleeding, inflammation or possible tumors
- Anal Surgery including the treatment of Hemorrhoids and fissures (tears of the anal wall)
- Appendectomy: the removal of the inflamed appendix usually with the laparoscope
- Gastric (stomach) and Small Intestinal Surgery for Bleeding, Obstruction (blockages), Benign and Malignant Tumors, gastrostomy tube placement (placement of a feeding tube for nutrition)
- Breast Surgery (including benign and malignant conditions)
- Adrenal Surgery: the removal of tumors which can grow in these small glands
- Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: The removal of abnormal thyroid or parathyroid tissue from the neck.
- Spleen Surgery: The repair or removal of the spleen as a result of injury or disease.