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General surgery

​​Our surgeons provide evaluation and treatment for many complex general su​​rgery problems.

Our surgeons perform consultation and surgery on medical conditions involving:

  • The breast
  • The endocrine system
  • The gastrointestinal tract
  • The colon
  • The liver
  • The pancreas
  • The rectum

General Surgeons also treat patients with chronic non-healing wounds.

Our fellowship-trained surgeons see patients within several sub-specialty areas.

In many cases, surgery is one of several options to treat a condition.

Your health care team will help you decide which option is right for you.

For some conditions, your team may recommend a medical approach, meaning treatment with drugs or other non-invasive means.

If this type of treatment doesn't work, surgery may be the next step.

In other cases, surgery is considered the best solution.

Sometimes surgery is necessary because of a medical emergency due to illness or accident.

General surgeons work with your health team to find the best solution to your problem.

Our providers do a wide range of general and laparoscopic surgical procedures.

We can offer you services in these areas:

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose a large amount of weight.

For people struggling with significant obesity and related health problems, the procedure can be life changing.

We offer three different procedures and will help you find the one that's right for you.

Read on for more information and requirements for bariatric surgery.

Cance​r surgery

Surgery is the oldest traditional form of cancer treatment.

It also can be used to diagnose (biopsy), determine how far the cancer has spread (staging), and relieve side effects or ease pain (palliative surgery).

Read on for more information on cancer surgery.

Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgeons treat conditions of the anus, rectum and colon.

Here are some of the procedures colorectal surgeons perform:

  • Colectomy​
  • Colostomy​​​
  • ​Ileostomy​
  • Types of colon resections​​

Critical/trauma s​​urgery

Critical care and trauma surgeons treat conditions that require immediate medical attention.

A good example would be accident victims brought to the emergency room with multiple injuries.

A trauma surgeon must determine which injuries are life threatening and in what order treatment is needed.

The surgeons may use non-operative procedures in addition or instead of surgery when appropriate.

Gallbladder surgery

​​Surgery to remove your gallbla​dder is called a cholecystectomy​.

There are two different types of ​​surgery: ​The open or traditional method and the ​​laparoscopic method.

Thyroid surgery​

Sometimes it is neces​sary to remove all or part of your thyroid gland.

​Vascular surgery

Vascular surgeons treat diseases of your vascular system.

The vascular system includes your arteries and veins also known as blood vessels.

Blood vessels move blood from the heart and lungs to other parts of the body and bring it back.

Disease and other conditions cause problems ranging from abdominal aortic aneurysms to varicose veins.

Read on for more information on vascular surgery.

Vein services

Varicose and spider veins are more than simply cosmetic issues. 

Caused by blood flow problems, varicose and spider veins can lead to swelling, a burning sensation, fatigue, aching or pain.

Untreated, the veins can become ulcerous (a condition for which you should always seek prompt treatment).

Read on for more information on vein services.

Wound healing

Our Wound Healing Program provides complete care to patients with non-healing wounds. 

The wound healing team takes a multidisciplinary approach to healing that values the patient's perspective.

You can expect to benefit from a comprehensive plan that focuses on the cause, correction and future development of the wound.

Read on for more information on our wound healing program.​

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