What We Do
The following information briefly outlines the scope of the procedures that we provide.
General Surgery (distinctly different from General Practice) is the term used to identify surgeons who perform a wide range of surgical procedures in the head and neck, abdomen, and breast. Such operations would include intestinal, biliary (gall bladder), endocrine (thyroid for example), and hernia repair. All of our surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery procedures including hernia repair, gall bladder removal, acid-reflux procedures as well as the many other commonly used laparoscopic procedures.
Vascular surgery is the repair of blocked, enlarged, or otherwise diseased or damaged blood vessels, Aneurysms of the aorta as well as blockages of the arteries in the neck, abdomen, or legs are examples. In addition, our physicians supervise the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory at St. Francis Hospital. The purpose of this facility is to diagnose partial or complete arterial blockages and other vascular problems without the use of needles or the injection of dye.
Endocrine surgery includes problems of the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Several surgeons in our group have expertise and extensive experience in treating these disorders. Patients with endocrine and pancreatic problems can be directed to physicians who have special interests in and experience with this area of surgery.
Oncologic Surgery involves itself with the management of tumors and cancers that require surgery for effective treatment and cure. Several of our doctors have advanced experience in Oncologic surgery which provides them with special expertise in the treatment of these problems.
Colorectal Surgery involves treatment of especially difficult problems and diseases of the lower digestive tract which are best managed by surgeons with advanced, fellowship training in this surgical subspecialty.
Several of our surgeons have received additional training in robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot. This exciting technology allows extreme precision and unmatched visualization in surgery to remove the gallbladder. Some patients may be candidates for gallbladder removal using only a single small incision in the belly button. This technique can result in less pain and an improved cosmetic result. In the near future we plan to expand the use of this technology to include surgery for reflux, hernia, and intestine.