General Surgery

General surgeons perform a wide variety of operations, this also gives us a special insight to a wide variety of medical conditions as well. A general surgeon must know the surgical treatment of  many conditions and thus also needs to know the medical management of many conditions as well.

Please contact us to discuss any conditions you have that may or may not need surgical treatment. If we perform the surgical interventions that are needed, we will be happy to help. If we do not perform the procedures or your condition may be better treated medically, we can help you find the physician’s that you need.

Abdominal Hernias

Abdominal hernias, and many shapes and sizes.  The most common abdominal wall hernias are umbilical, inguinal or groin and ventral or incisional hernias. An abdominal wall hernia  is a defect in the abdominal wall that allows the underlying structures to bulge or protrude through the abdominal wall. The symptoms of abdominal hernias vary greatly.  Some people just notice a bulge, but it does not cause any pain or other symptoms, but other people may have a significant amount of pain or discomfort associated with these.

Surgery of the Abdominal Organs, or Digestive System

General surgeons perform surgery on the stomach, small and large intestine, gallbladder,  appendix,  adhesions or scar tissue from previous surgery causing bowel obstructions,  tumors which are cancerous or benign of any structure in abdomen, and also assist other surgeons such as Gynecologist or Urologist,  in procedures that they may perform.

Hiatal Hernias & Reflux

Many people suffer from heartburn or GERD. This can be treated medically however some people are candidates for hiatal hernia repair with fundoplication. This procedure may ultimately allow a person to stop taking many medications which are used to treat reflux or heartburn. Please contact us to discuss further and to see if you are a candidate for this type of procedure.

Hernias can affect all ages. Men, women, children and even infants can develop hernias which will usually need surgical intervention at some point in time. Surgical intervention to correct the hernias can be performed using a traditional open technique or in some instances minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is available.

Repair of hernias can be performed with or without mesh or reinforcement material. Whether or not you would benefit from the use of mesh will be discussed at the time of visit with your surgeon.

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

There are many conditions affecting the thyroid and parathyroid glands resulting in nodules, cysts, abnormal hormone production, and even cancer. Deferring conditions are diagnosed and a multitude of techniques. Most physicians will obtain laboratory data, ultrasound evaluation, and possibly even the need for needle biopsies. Depending on the results of these evaluations you may need to see a general surgeon to discuss complete or partial removal of the thyroid or parathyroid glands.

Skin Cancer or Other Conditions

There are many conditions of the skin that general surgeons remove on a regular basis.    Epidermal cyst, lipomas, chronic abscesses, abnormal moles, and even melanoma are commonly treated by general surgeons. Some of these conditions can be simply removed as a clinic procedure, whereas more advanced or larger abnormalities may need to be taken to the operating room for complete removal and treatment.