August 7, 2023
With the advent of minimally invasive surgery, open repair (traditional) surgery is less preferred by people due to many compelling reasons, including less scarring, faster recovery, patient satisfaction, and reduced pain and discomfort. In this blog, we have covered some of these common types of minimally invasive surgeries performed by general surgeons in Dallas or anywhere else.
A cholecystectomy is performed to treat gallstones in the gallbladder, bile duct, or complications created by gallstones, such as gallbladder inflammation and pancreas inflammation. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a technique that involves making four small incisions in the abdomen through which a laparoscope and specialized surgical instruments are inserted. General surgeons in Dallas or any other location then watch a video monitor and operate through it to remove the gallbladder.
Anti-reflux surgery is performed by surgeons to treat Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and specifically fundoplication. GERD occurs when food or stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, which is the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach, due to the muscles near the esophagus and stomach not tightly closing. This condition can be exacerbated if the patient also has a hiatal hernia. General surgeons in Dallas, TX, or anywhere in the US, perform laparoscopic surgery by wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter to reinforce the valve, preventing stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus.
Hernias occur when organs or fatty tissue protrude through weakened areas in the muscle or connective tissue. The goal of hernia repair surgery is to correct this condition and alleviate associated symptoms. Surgeons make small incisions through which they insert a laparoscope and specialized instruments. The use of mesh helps reinforce the weakened area and repair the hernia. Highly skilled general surgeons in Dallas, TX, employ these cutting-edge methods to address hernias with precision and care.
Colorectal surgery is aimed at treating conditions that affect the colon, rectum, and anus. It encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures to address various colorectal conditions. Disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, as well as benign or malignant tumors of the colon and rectum fall under this broad category of surgical operations.
In the bustling metropolitan areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, the demand for cutting-edge medical care is met by a team of skilled and dedicated general surgeons at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery. Our professionals, equipped with their expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, offer innovative solutions to address a wide range of conditions, employing the most advanced minimally invasive techniques available. If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, consider consulting the experts at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery. You can book an appointment by contacting us at 469-620-0222 or email at [email protected].