Evaluating the patient and determining the best kind of surgery for their individual condition is as important as actually performing the operation. At Advanced Surgical Associates, we take the time to meet with each patient for an in-depth examination of their condition and their health.
Many of the abdominal procedures traditionally treated with an open approach, are now offered by our ASA surgeons by minimally invasive / laparoscopic methods. However, open surgery is sometimes the best option, depending on the individual patient’s medical condition and needs. At ASA, all of our surgeons have many years of expertise performing these soft-tissue and abdominal cavity operations, including:
Hernia Repair: Hernias can form in multiple areas and for multiple reasons. Hernias do not repair themselves and as such will eventually require surgery to be corrected. Some hernia repairs can be performed as part of a separate primary surgery. Repairs are performed in a minimally invasive or open manner on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about Hernia Repair.
GERD/Acid Reflux Treatment: GERD, or chronic acid reflux affects millions of Americans each year. GERD surgery is performed when medications and lifestyle change have not adequately addressed the problem or when a hiatal hernia is the cause. A primary risk factor for GERD is obesity, and if a patient is undergoing weight loss surgery, their condition may be improved or eliminated as a result. Learn more about GERD Surgery.
Gallbladder Surgery / Cholecystectomy: The gallbladder can become inflamed and very painful as a result of blockage. This is usually caused by the build up of gallstones in the gallbladder and adjoining common bile duct. The gallbladder can be removed, in a procedure called a cholecystectomy, as a standalone procedure or during a primary bariatric surgery procedure. Learn more about Gallbladder Surgery.
Colorectal Surgery: The colon or large intestine represents a higher risk location for malignancy, especially in patients over the age of 50. However, with proper screening many cases are preventable. For cases that have progressed to the early stages of colon cancer, surgery is a very effective treatment. Learn more about Colon Resection.
Other Surgeries include:
- Appendectomy / Appendix Removal
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Hemorrhoid Surgery
- Thyroid Surgery
- Wound Care
- Vascular Surgery
- Varicose Vein Surgery
- Hemodialysis Access
- Cancer and Non-Cancer Stomach Surgery
- Cancer and Non-Cancer Pancreatic Surgery
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