Gastrointestinal surgical procedures are commonly used to treat parts of the body that are involved in digestion, such as gallbladder, intestines, rectum, and esophagus. Traditional gastrointestinal surgeries performed by general surgeons would require surgical incisions and entail long recovery periods. Minimally invasive surgical procedures, on the other hand, involve minor incisions and have a relatively faster recovery period, making them a preferred choice for many. DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas-Ft. Worth brings to you several minimally invasive surgical and weight loss procedures to help you live a longer and healthier life. Read on as we share four types of minimally invasive GI surgeries available in Fort Worth.
Simply put, cholecystectomy is a laparoscopically performed GI surgery that is used to remove the gallbladder. This procedure is performed in conditions where the gallbladder suffers from inflammation, gets blocks , or is filled with gallstones. Only a few small keyhole sized incisions are made right near the navel in this procedure.
Hernia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure generally performed to repair inguinal or groin hernias laparoscopically. The procedure requires the general surgeon to make three or four small incisions in the abdomen area to insert a small fiber-optic tube which comes with a camera attached to its end.
Colorectal surgery, as the name itself implies, treats conditions related to colon and rectum. Several critical conditions such as rectal prolapse, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and colon cancer are treated in a minimally invasive manner by making just four office incisions to operate laparoscopically.
The anti-reflux surgery treats one of the most notorious GI conditions known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. LINX, Nissen Fundoplication, and Gastric Bypass are three anti-reflux surgery procedures that can be used to treat GERD in a minimally invasive manner without involving deep cuts or incisions.
The Last Word
The conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive system of the body greatly reduce the quality of life, because of which it is best advised to seek immediate medical attention when experiencing any troublesome symptoms. If you or a loved one are looking to seek comprehensive care for GI conditions and would not however want to endure deep cuts and surgical scars, minimally invasive procedures are the way to go. Connect with your Dallas general surgeon at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery, Dallas to learn more. To schedule an appointment, call 469-620-0222, 469-620-0223 or write to us at [email protected].