General Surgical Procedures

  • Inguinal hernia repair – a surgery in which the bulging tissue is pushed back in, your abdominal wall is strengthened and supported with sutures (stitches) and sometimes mesh; can be performed open or laparoscopically
  • Ventral hernia repair – a technique to fix tears or openings in the abdominal wall using small incisions, laparoscopes and a patch (screen or mesh) to reinforce the abdominal wall
  • Umbilical hernia repair – a procedure where your surgeon will find your hernia and separate it from the tissues around it, then gently push the contents of the intestine back into the abdomen; strong stitches will be used to repair the hole or weak spot caused by the umbilical hernia
  • Cholecystecomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder
  • Lysis of adhesions - a surgical procedure that removes this soft scar tissue to treat a complication or to prevent a future problem involving two intersecting muscles, tissues, joints, tendons, and/or organs
  • Upper Endoscopy (EGD) – a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to look inside the upper disgetive tract – the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial – a specialized device is implanted in order to reduce or eliminate pain in the lower back and sciatic nerve. The device sends electrical impulses preventing the pain signal from reaching the brain
  • Permanent Placement of Spinal Stimulator - a device surgically placed under your skin which sends a mild electric current to your spinal cord