General Surgery Q & A
What is general surgery?
General surgeons are extensively trained in multiple types of surgery involving:
- Digestive tract
- Abdomen and its organs
- Breast skin and soft tissues
- Head and neck trauma and disease
- Vascular system diseases including blood vessels in your brain and heart
- Endocrine system
- Surgical oncology
- Musculoskeletal trauma
The diverse team of board-certified surgeons at HB Surgical Arts develops treatment plans tailored for each patient, then uses a combination of open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and advanced interventional medicine procedures to treat your underlying condition.
What types of surgery are frequently performed?
Although this list isn’t nearly comprehensive, it represents a few of the more complex surgical procedures available at HB Surgical Arts:
Abdominal surgery for intraperitoneal malignancies
The surgeons at HB Surgical Arts specialize in removing malignant tumors from intraperitoneal (abdominal) organs such as your stomach and colon. They also remove abdominal sarcomas, cancerous tumors that develop in soft tissues.
Inguinal, umbilical, and incisional hernias are all surgically repaired at HB Surgical Arts. Hernia repair may be done as minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or open surgery, depending on the size of the hernia, whether you’ve had previous surgery, and your overall health.
The team at HB Surgical Arts evaluates and treats several vascular conditions including acute and chronic deep venous thrombosis and venous perforator disease. They also provide treatment or carotid artery disease and perform a peripheral artery bypass to route blood around a blocked artery.
Interventional medicine procedures
Interventional medicine procedures aim to cure or treat specific problems, such as shrinking a uterine fibroid with a fibroid embolization. The team also performs procedures to treat chronic pelvic pain and pelvic congestion syndrome, as well as image-guided biopsies, ablation, and vertebroplasty.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure because it’s performed through several small incisions rather than the one long incision used during open surgery. The key instrument, a laparoscope is a long, narrow tube containing a camera and lighting.
When the laparoscope is inserted through one of the small incisions, it gives your surgeon a high-resolution and magnified view inside your body. Then your surgical procedure is performed using tools that are specially designed to fit through narrow tubes inserted into the other incisions.
Small incisions cause significantly less trauma. As a result, laparoscopic surgery has a lower risk of infection, less pain after surgery, and a quicker recovery. Additionally, many laparoscopic surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, so you go home the same day.
If you need a surgical procedure, call the experts at HB Surgical Arts or book an appointment online.