Surgery is usually planned, involving a clinic visit with your general surgeon to evaluate your condition, determine if surgery is needed and decide what procedure is the most appropriate.
If you need a minor procedure, it is most appropriate to perform it in a clinical setting. Your doctor will decide this during your clinic evaluation.
Common, planned, or emergency surgical procedures may include:
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Tonsils and adenoids
- Hernia repair
- Endocrine surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal conditions
Complex surgeries may include:
- Cancer surgery (esophagus, breast, gastric, bowel, appendix, pancreas, colorectal, soft tissue, endocrine and lymphoma, and melanoma)
- Complex hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction
- Gastroesophageal reflux for acid reflux and heartburn