Services

We provide a wide range of surgical services including general surgery, colorectal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.  Several of our surgeons also utilize the da Vinci robot as a less invasive option for many surgical procedures.

General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, including intestines, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. General surgery also deals with areas involving the thyroid, breast, skin, soft tissue, and hernia repairs.

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is a surgical specialty involving the colon and rectum. A colorectal surgeon must undergo training in both general surgery and advanced training in problems of the lower digestive tract.  Colorectal surgery is performed to repair damage to the colon, rectum, and anus, caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract, such as cancer, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, and inflammatory bowel disease (colitis and Crohn’s disease). Injury, obstruction, and ischemia (compromised blood supply) may require bowel surgery. Masses and scar tissue can grow within the rectum, causing blockages that prevent normal elimination of feces.  Other diseases such as diverticulitis and colitis can cause perforations in the rectum. Surgical removal of the damaged area(s) can return normal bowel function. Other bowel conditions that may require surgery to a lesser extent are hemorrhoids, anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus), rectal prolapse, and bowel incontinence. Most of these surgeries repair tears, remove blockages, or tighten sphincter muscles.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery done with the assistance of a laparoscope.  Many of our surgeries can be performed laparoscopically.  A laparoscope is a tiny telescope attached to a camera. During the surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions.  The laparoscope and the instruments are then introduced through the ports, which allow access to the inside of the abdomen. The scope transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor. The scope becomes the surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopic surgery, since the surgeon uses the image from the scope positioned inside the abdomen to perform the procedure. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery are reduced pain due to smaller incisions and shorter recovery time.