Gastrointestinal Procedures

Gastrointestinal symptoms

There are many different ailments, illnesses, pains, and injuries that can affect the gastrointestinal system. Common gastrointestinal symptoms include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting, general pain, consistent or frequent bloating or flatulence, indigestion, heartburn or acid reflux. These symptoms could have a very simple explanation, or they may be a sign of a more serious concern such as a biliary tract disorder, or gallbladder disorder, a stomach or small intestine issue, or a problem with your colon.

Procedures offered

Gastrointestinal distress can be life altering but we are committed to getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. Here are a few of the procedures that we offer:

  • Laparoscopy: A laparoscopy involves the surgeon inserting a thin tube through a small incision in your belly that illuminates with a light and a video camera attached. The laparoscope (the tube) shows the surgeons images of inside your belly to help aid in the diagnosis of causes of abdominal pain.
  • Laparotomy: During a laparotomy, a large incision is made in the abdominal cavity for diagnosis or to prepare for surgery.
  • Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic and open): We will discuss whether an open or laparoscopic surgery is the better option for your situation. If you require a cholecystectomy, that simply means you need to have your gallbladder removed.
  • Appendectomy (laparoscopic and open) We will discuss whether an open or laparoscopic surgery is the better option for your situation. If your appendix becomes enlarged or infected, you may require an appendectomy to remove it. Appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgeries performed.
  • Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin, generally located near the tailbone, which often consists of hair and skin debris.
  • Colon and small bowel resections: These surgeries are done if there is a suspicious mass or cancer found in your colon or small bowel. Also, if there are adhesions or scar tissue causing an obstruction of your bowel that is a reason for a bowel resection. These procedures can be done both laparoscopically or open depending on the patient and the way the problem is found.
  • Colonoscopy: One of the most common gastrointestinal procedures, a colonoscopy is a procedure that evaluates the inside of your entire large intestine, also known as the colon. This procedure can prevent colon cancer because polyps can be removed that could have turned into colon cancer.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: If you are suffering from painful or bleeding hemorrhoids, you may require surgery. This is generally a same day procedure and will relieve you of your hemorrhoid symptoms.

Please contact us to schedule your appointment.