General surgery describes surgical options to treat a wide range of areas and systems in the body. General surgeons are specially trained and experienced in diagnosis and surgery as well as preoperative and postoperative care.
Our expertise includes surgical procedures for disease treatment and intervention for the:
- Gastrointestinal system, including the esophagus, gallbladder, and colon
- Abdomen, including hernia repair
- Head and neck
- Blood vessels
- Endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands
Allied Surgical at Summit Medical Group surgeons are trained, experienced, and highly skilled at traditional and laparoscopic surgical techniques. Also known as videoscopic surgery or endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery involves making small punctures in the abdomen to insert precise surgical instruments and a video camera. The camera projects images from inside the patient's abdomen to a video monitor. The surgeon then watches the video monitor while performing even the most delicate of surgeries.
Laparoscopic surgery offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Less postoperative pain
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less potential for scarring
Because it is a minimally invasive surgical technique, laparoscopic surgery tends to be less disruptive to the organs, muscles, and nerves compared with traditional open surgeries. Patients who have laparoscopic surgery often can return to work and resume normal activities in a short time.
Although many surgeons can perform laparoscopic surgery, it is best to ensure that your surgeon is trained and certified in laparoscopic surgery if you are planning to have it. Allied Surgical at Summit Medical Group surgeons have completed state-of-the-art general surgery and laparoscopic training at some of the nation's most respected institutions. They are board certified in their specialty and general surgery. Our surgeons also continue their education and training so that they know and are skilled at the latest laparoscopic techniques.