All You Need to Know About General Surgery Procedures

Everyone dreads going under the knife. However, aggressive medical conditions necessitate surgery for effective treatment. The medical world continuously innovates existing surgery techniques to address surgery concerns. Cutting edge Stamford general surgery is one innovative technique that benefits many patients using high-end technology and instrumentation. We delve into how AMI Surgery uses innovative techniques to provide patient-centered care from the initial consultation through post-operative care.

What is General Surgery?

General surgery encompasses pathophysiology, operative and post-operative management, and many health conditions common to surgical specialties.

A general surgeon performs general surgery with expert surgeons specializing in specific types of general surgery. General surgeons employ different surgical techniques to diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  •         Gastrointestinal complications
  •         Neck defects
  •         Endocrine system conditions
  •         Vascular system conditions
  •         Musculoskeletal injuries
  •         Breast, skin, and soft tissue damage

Additionally, a general surgeon possesses unique skills to administer effective palliative and hospice care for comorbid chronic conditions.

Common Types of General Surgery

Colon surgery

Colectomy for colon surgery involves sectioning your colon to address medical conditions that occur because of colon complications. The surgeon may, however, remove all your colon. Colectomy addresses medical conditions such as:

  •         Crohn’s disease
  •         Colon cancer
  •         Ulcerative colitis

Colon surgery is particularly useful in determining precancerous growth in the colon and effectively getting rid of them.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery entails an oncologist or a general surgeon performing cancer screening on your breast and, sequentially, a breast biopsy to determine whether there are cancerous growths in your breast. After a definitive diagnosis, the doctor performs a lumpectomy to remove the breast’s tumor surgically. Cancerous tumors metastasize to other breast regions; hence it is imperative you get a lumpectomy from a qualified general surgeon.

Digestive tract surgery

The digestive tract usually develops in the sphincter muscle and gut organs such as the gallbladder. General surgery options for digestive tract surgery are:

  •         Gallbladder surgery- Gallstones form in the gallbladder and cause inflammation and aggravate underlying conditions. More gallstones buildups cause excruciating pain that necessitates gallbladder surgery.
  •         GERD surgery – Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition that causes heartburn through acid reflux in the esophagus. When the esophageal sphincter muscle weakens, the stomach regurgitates its contents up the gut, which causes heartburn and irradiating pain in the neck. GERD surgery corrects this defect and helps manage symptoms of acid reflux disease.

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery employs laparoscopes to impart minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is especially useful for abdominal structures such as the appendix. Generally, laparoscopic surgery improves hernia and colon surgery.

Other types of general surgery include liver surgery, pancreas surgery, hernia surgery, podiatry procedures, appendectomy, and vascular surgery.

Where to Seek General Surgery Services?

General surgery requires correct diagnosis and high technology utilization for superior outcomes. General surgeons at AMI Surgery leverage state-of-the-art technology to tailor unique general surgery solutions for each condition. The surgeons opt for minimally invasive surgery; however, they also specialize in open surgery if your condition requires open surgery. Book online to schedule your consultation.