A general surgeon is a medical specialist who is capable of treating a wide array of conditions through surgical procedures. The specific focus of general surgeons is on abdominal organs, the digestive system, soft tissue, skin, and endocrine system. In addition, some general surgeons also specialize in minimally invasive surgeries. The DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery offers minimally invasive surgical procedures for a variety of conditions. The procedures are performed by a team of competent and highly-skilled general surgeons in Dallas, Texas. Let’s look at some of the major minimally invasive surgical procedures that are performed at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery, Dallas.
Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder from the body. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that is situated right below the liver. The function of the gallbladder is to store bile – a digestive fluid that is produced by the liver. Cholecystectomy is commonly performed to treat various complications of the gall bladder such as inflammation, blockage, and pancreatitis due to gallstones. It is done through laparoscopy, where a small tiny tube containing a video camera is inserted in the abdomen through a small incision. Surgical tools are inserted through another incision to remove the gallbladder.
Hernia is a condition that occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscles holding the organ in place. Most hernia occur in the abdominal area between the chest and hips but may also appear in the upper thigh or groin area. Hernia repair surgery is performed at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery through a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure using a telescope-like thin tube that is inserted through an incision in the belly button. The procedure is generally performed after administering general anesthesia.
Colorectal Surgery is a group of procedures that are performed to treat disorders related to the rectum, anus, or colon. The disorders include appendicitis, colon cancer, varicosities, hemorrhoids, and diverticulitis. The procedures that fall under Colorectal Surgery include colectomy, polypectomy, and hemorrhoidectomy.
Gastroesophageal Reflux disease or GERD is a condition that causes heartburns due to acid reflux. This occurs when stomach acid flows back to the esophageal canal. Laparoscopic Acid Reflux surgery is recommended for treating serious GERD complications such as inflammation of the esophagus.
If you are dealing with any one of the conditions discussed above and need to consult a doctor, look no further. DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery has one of the most experienced general surgeons in Dallas, who have a proven track record of successful minimally invasive surgical procedures for a range of medical complications. To speak to one of our surgeons or to book an appointment, simply call 469-620-0222 or fill out our contact form.