General Surgery Q & A
What is general surgery?
General surgeons have exceptional training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving your:
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Abdomen and its organs
- Skin and soft tissues
- Vascular system
- Endocrine system
The general surgeons at AMI Surgery offer compassionate and individualized attention from your initial consultation through your post-operative care.
What procedures are done during general surgery?
Considering the long list of body areas treated, you won’t be surprised to learn that general surgeons have experience performing an even longer list of procedures. These are only a few examples of procedures frequently done by the team at AMI Surgery:
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia repair
- GERD surgery
- Small intestine surgery
Before recommending surgery, the team at AMI Surgery evaluates your symptoms, concerns, and medical history.
They also review your current lab work and diagnostic imaging and may order more tests if needed. Then they develop a customized treatment plan that fits your health care needs.
Can I get minimally invasive surgery?
Though some patients have health issues that require open surgery, AMI Surgery specializes in performing minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery includes options such as laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.
The health benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
- Less pain after surgery
- Lower risk of infection and complications
- Minimal blood loss during surgery
- Faster recovery time
- Small scars
Another advantage of minimally invasive surgery is that the procedures are typically done as outpatient surgery so you’re back home the same day.
What should I expect during a general surgery procedure?
All minimally invasive procedures use small incisions and narrow instruments. Specialized scopes provide lighting and hold cameras that send high-definition images from inside your body to a monitor.
Your surgeon controls the instruments from outside your body while getting an exceptional view of the targeted tissues on the monitor. The time it takes, the sedation you need, and the steps taken during your procedure depend on the type of surgery.
For example, laparoscopic surgery is done through a few incisions in your abdomen, while endoscopic surgery doesn’t usually need an incision because the scope is inserted through your mouth to reach your upper GI tract.
If you need the care of a general surgeon, call AMI Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.
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