DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery is a team of highly experienced general surgeons in Dallas, Texas, specialized in performing a number of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our team of general surgeons has vast experience in carrying out minimally invasive procedures to address acute abdominal problems, and a wide range of elective procedures. Whether you are looking for GI, Hernia or Anti-Reflux surgery, as well as surgical or non-surgical weight loss, DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas has it covered. We continue to record thousands of success stories every year, helping patients in Dallas and Fort Worth reclaim good health and enjoy a better quality of life.
What is General Surgery?
General surgery focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix and bile ducts, and thyroid gland. It also covers diseases that involve the skin, soft tissue, breast, trauma, hernias, and peripheral artery disease. The surgical specialty also includes endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Our Specialization Areas
Our team brings intensive knowledge and experience across a variety of surgical procedures. Drs. Sachin Kukreja and Elizabeth Hooper of DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery specialize in various types of surgeries that include, but are not restricted to:
Cholecystectomy, Hernia Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Oue surgeons perform minimally invasive hernia repair to help patients live a pain- and stress-free life. The procedure effectively cuts off the lifeline to the Hernia, and offers many advantages over traditional invasive approaches.
Anti-Reflux Surgery is a procedure to treat Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD). We offer surgical solutions that include Laparoscopic or Robotic Nissen Fundoplication and LINX or for patients with a BMI exceeding 35, Laparoscopic or Robotic Gastric Bypass.
Surgical & Non-Surgical Weight loss
In addition, we also provide a full range of popular and proven surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures. Available non-surgical solutions include Ideal Protein Meal Replacements, Orbera Gastric Balloon, Obalon Balloon System, AspireAssist, and Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG or the Accordion Procedure).
Frequently Asked Questions on General Surgery
Do I need General Surgery?
There are a variety of circumstances that may necessitate seeing a general surgeon. Some of the common reasons why you may want to consult a general surgeon include:
Your Doctor Has Recommended Surgery
Your doctor may refer you to a general surgeon if they conclude that non-surgical treatments won’t be enough. When non-surgical treatments fail to deliver the desired results, the next logical step is to visit a general surgeon in Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas.
You Opt for an Elective Procedure
Elective surgery is any procedure that you and your doctor schedule in advance. Some examples of elective surgical procedures often include hernia or gallbladder surgery.
You Experience a Medical Emergency
General surgeons possess broad knowledge, which allows them to perform a variety of emergency procedures. People seek the expertise of a general surgeon in Dallas / Ft Worth, Texas for emergency conditions that include appendicitis, gallstones, hernia.
What does a general surgeon do?
General surgeons possess specialized knowledge of the whole surgical process, from the initial evaluation through preparation, procedure, and post-operative management. They are at home with all nine basic areas of surgery:
- The abdomen and its contents
- The digestive tract
- The skin and soft tissue, including the breasts
- The blood vessels and heart
- The endocrine system (hormones and glands)
- The head and neck,
- Surgical treatment of cancer
- Care of critically ill patients with surgical needs
Some general surgeons in Fort Worth, Texas and other locations are also familiar with minimally invasive surgical techniques like laparoscopy. General surgeons also have a broad knowledge of a wide range of diseases and conditions. This puts them in a position where they can recommend surgery and the specific kind of surgery that would be appropriate.
General surgeons know:
- The body’s healthy structure and function
- How the immune system functions
- How blood flows and clots
- Infections and antibiotics
- How wounds heal
What is the most common general surgery?
According to the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons, some of the most common general surgical operations in the USA include:
- Appendectomy – surgical removal of the appendix
- Cholecystectomy – surgery to remove the gallbladder
- Debridement of wound, burn, or infection – the surgical removal of foreign material and/or dead, damaged, or infected tissue from a wound or burn.
- Inguinal hernia repairs – protrusions of part of the intestine into the muscles of the groin. Surgical repair pulls the intestine back to its original location.
- Releasing of peritoneal adhesions.
What is the difference between a physician and a general surgeon?
While both are practitioners of medicine, they serve different roles.
Physicians practice general medicine although sometimes they may also be specialists in internal medicine. They may be specialists or practice primary care, with the latter being generalists, such as family doctors, gynecologists, and pediatricians. Specialists, on the other hand, focus on specific diseases, such as cancers or breathing disorders, or specific parts of the body, such as the digestive system or heart. Physicians treat illnesses, injuries and other conditions with medicines, physical therapy, and other non-surgical techniques.
Surgeons perform most of the same duties as physicians, including recording patients’ medical histories and diagnosing illnesses, injuries, and other conditions. The difference is that physicians’ therapies typically encourage the body to heal itself whereas surgeons act directly to correct illnesses, injuries, and deformities through open incisions with scalpels (traditional), or with tiny instruments inserted into the body through fine tubes or, with the aid of robots.
How do I make an appointment to see a general surgeon?
The first thing to do is search the internet for ‘general surgeon near me’ to locate a general surgeon near your location. To book an appointment with one of the highly skilled board certified general surgeons in Dallas, Texas, simply call 469-620-0222, 469-620-0223 or fill out our online appointment form.
Looking for a General Surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area? Look No More!
If you wish to undergo surgery or consult an experienced surgeon in Dallas, Texas and other areas such as Fort Worth about your medical problem that may require surgery, speak with a general surgeon at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery. We have a record of carrying out general surgery procedures that record the desired outcomes. Our team of experts works with you before and after the procedure to help maximize the benefits and mitigate any side-effects. To schedule an appointment, simply call 469-620-0222, 469-620-0223 or fill out our online appointment form and we will take it from there.