General Surgery

Historically, a General Surgeon operated on every organ system in the body including bones, lungs, face, blood vessels, etc. Now, there are special training programs for each specific type of surgery. General Surgery is one of the types and it has become mostly limited to the abdomen, breast, skin, or trauma, just to mention a few. Many General Surgeons also work on lungs, blood vessels, and neck.

Below is a partial list of the General Surgical procedures performed by the physicians at Advanced Surgical Associates:

Abdominal Procedures:

  • Inguinal, Umbilical, Femoral, Incision hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colostomy and reversal of colostomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholycystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Stomach
    • Gastrectomy
    • Ulcer Repair (Pyloroplasty, Vagotomy)
    • Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux repair)
    • Hiatal, hernia repair
    • Open gastrostomy (feeding tube)- Jejuneostomy (feeding tube)
  • Spleen
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenorrhaphy (repair)
    • Liver
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver resection

Rectal Procedure:

  • Hemorroidectomy (laser, banding, staples, ligature)
  • Fistulectomy
  • Anal fissures (splincterotomy)
  • Pilonidal cystectomy
  • Protosigmoidoscopy

Breast Procedures:

  • Biopsy
  • Needle method
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy for cystic mass
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy
  • Mammotome
  • Excisional method
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Simple
  • Modified radical
  • With/without axillary dissection
  • Ductal excision for nipple discharge
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Removal of breast implants

Head and Neck Procedures:

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Cervical node biopsy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Submandibular, salivary gland resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Temporal artery biopsy

Urologic Procedures:

  • Circumcision
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Orcheopexy
  • Orchectomy
  • Cystocele

In Office Procedures:

  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Excision of soft tissue mass (epidermoid cyst, lipoma, sebaceous cyst)
  • Laceration repair
  • Removal of foreign body

Other Procedures:

  • Removal or Mediport insertion for chemotherapy
  • Vein stripping for varicose vein
  • Amputations (above/below knee, Transmetatarsal)
  • Debridement of ulcers
  • Ganglion cyst excision

At Advanced Surgical Associates, our goal is to help our patients return to their normal activities as soon as possible.