General Surgery

  • Alimentary Tract and Abdominal Surgery
  • Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Nissen Fundoplication (and other anti-reflux procedures): Used to alleviate chronic heartburn in people whose condition cannot be controlled by either lifestyle changes or medication.
  • Esophageal Myotomy: In patients with achalasia, the esophagus is less able to move food toward the stomach, and the valve from the esophagus to the stomach does not relax as much as it needs to during swallowing. Achalasia is the primary indication for esophageal myotomy.
  • Cholecystectomy & Bile Duct Exploration: Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gall bladder and one of the most common procedures performed by a general surgeon. Today the standard treatment for symptomatic gallstones is Laparoscopi Cholecystectomy. An X-ray study of the bile ducts performed with contrast injected into the ducts called a Cholangiogram may also be performed.
  • Appendectomy: A removal of the appendix, used in conjunction with antibiotics to treat appendicitis. The most common manifestations of appendicitis are pain, fever, and abdominal tenderness.
  • Colectomy: A removal of the colon, which is a part of the large intestine. Since the small intestine is responsible for performing most of the bowel’s vital functions, most patients will lead normal lives after surgery.
  • Splenectomy: A removal of the spleen. The surgery is performed when the spleen is destroying blood cells or platelets or when there is a tumor.
  • Nephrectomy: A removal of the kidneys. The surgery is performed due to renal cell carcinoma and serious infections. It is also used to remove a healthy kidney from a donor for the purposes of kidney transplantation.
  • Adrenalectomy: A removal of the adrenal gland, usually because there is a benign tumor that causes the gland to produce excess hormone.
  • Pelvic Procedures: Examines and treats pelvic organs through a small laparoscope inserted into the abdomen at the navel.
  • Liver Cyst Drainage: A cyst is a noncancerous (benign) fluid-filled sac. Liver cysts typically grow very slowly, but some may grow large enough to cause pain and require drainage or removal.
  • Meckel’s Diverticulectomy: Meckel’s diverticulectomy is the surgical removal of an abnormal pouch (Meckel’s diverticulum, a common congenital disorder) in the wall of the small intestine that can become inflamed or infected.
  • Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity: Sometimes referred as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, this is the most common form of bariatric surgery performed. A small pouch about the size of a shot glass is created from the top portion of the stomach, separating it from the rest of the stomach. Because of this smaller size, a patient feels full faster when they eat. Next, the first and second portions of the small intestine are bypassed. The intestine is connected to the pouch and food enters the intestine at a later point, a bypass which prevents much of the food from being absorbed.
  • Antrectomy: A surgical procedure for ulcer disease in which the antrum, a portion of the stomach, is removed.
  • Billroth Procedures: Removal of lower portion of stomach (pylorus) with end to end anastomosis of the remaining stomach with the duodenum. In Billroth I the connection is made directly to the duodenum, while in Billroth II the proximal duodenal remnant is closed off and the gastric stump connected to the jejunum.