Surgical Specialties

Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty group which offers the most advanced approach to general surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia, minimally invasive procedures, vascular surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Choosing Surgical Specialists means knowing that your team will work together to provide you with a seamless patient experience. Whether you need general surgery or a specialized surgical care, we take a comprehensive approach that always keeps you at the center.

GENERAL SURGERY

General surgery encompasses nearly the entire body and a wide variety of diseases—both benign and malignant. Our surgeons operate in the head and neck, breast and chest, abdomen and soft tissues. This is only a partial list of the operations and diseases treated by our surgeons. If you do not see the condition you are looking for, please contact our staff and we can answer your question personally.

  • Breast surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Biliary surgery
  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Oncologic surgery (cancer-related operations)
  • Hernias
  • Bowel resection (perforation, tumors, polyps, obstruction)
  • Chemoport placement
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery (minimally invasive and open chest procedures)
  • Pneumothorax and lung infection (empyema)
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery
  • Thyroid nodules and goiter
  • Appendix removal
  • Splenic surgery
  • Stomach surgery (biopsy, resection, anti-reflux procedures)
  • Lymph node surgery (sentinel node and removal)
  • Feeding tubes
  • Skin cysts, masses and infection (abscess)
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Lipomas (fatty tumors)
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
  • Critical care (tracheostomy, feeding tubes, abdominal exploration)
  • Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
  • Palliative care surgery
  • Wound care
  • Emergency surgery (intra-abdominal infection, bowel perforation, acute obstruction, traumatic injuries)
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures (robotic-assisted and laparoscopic)

BREAST SURGERY

Our breast surgeons are highly trained specialists in the treatment of both benign and malignant conditions of the breast.  They specialize in the most state of the art techniques such as image-guided breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, sentinel node mapping (to identify the extent of breast cancer disease), and new procedures to assist in targeted radiation therapy.  Our surgeons are continuously training in the most advanced techniques to ensure the best outcomes for their patients. Our highly sensitive and caring physicians offer total patient care, treating patients’ physical conditions while at the same time providing them with much needed emotional support.

  • Mastectomies
  • Skin Sparring Mastectomies
  • Nipple Sparring Mastectomies
  • Prophylactic Mastectomies
  • Lumpectomies
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Nipple Biopsies
  • Nipple Exploration
  • Breast Duct Excision
  • Excisional Biopsies
  • Incisional Biopsies
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Mammosite Placement for radiation therapy
  • Core Needle Biopsies
  • Fine Needle Aspirations
  • Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsies

COLORECTAL SURGERY

Diseases of the colon and rectum often result in segmental removal of a portion of the bowel with a new connection during the operation. Other procedures can be performed in the office, at a surgery center, or in the hospital.

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Colon and rectal polyps
  • Hemorrhoids (internal, external, thrombosed, bleeding)
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohns Disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Colostomy creation and reversal
  • Colonoscopy with biopsy

GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY

Gastrointestinal surgery includes all the organs of the intra-abdominal cavity: esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon, appendix, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and spleen. Diseases of these organs are diverse and range from benign processes and dysfunction to pre-cancerous and malignant pathology. Treatment can range from repair (hernias and obstruction) to partial or complete removal of the organ. All of the disease states can be approached using minimally invasive techniques of laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery.

  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Appendix removal
  • Small bowel resection (obstruction, polyps, tumors, strictures, Crohn’s disease)
  • Biliary tract procedures (bile duct exploration and bypass)
  • Stomach biopsy and partial resection
  • Reflux disease (hiatal hernia repair, wrap/fundoplication)
  • Splenic removal (treatment and diagnostic)
  • Intra-abdominal masses/tumors
  • Stomach and small bowel ulcers
  • Pancreas (distal pancreatic resection)
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Liver biopsy

HERNIA

In its simplest form, a hernia is a weakness or defect of the abdominal wall. If the hernia contains intra-abdominal contents (intestine, stomach) or if it causes pain, repair of the hernia is advised. Depending on the nature of your hernia, our surgeons will propose the operation best-suited for you (open, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted).

  • Inguinal/femoral (groin hernia)
  • Abdominal wall (ventral/umbilical)
  • Incisional (at prior sites of surgery)
  • Internal (due to adhesions from prior operations)
  • Parastomal (near a colostomy or ileostomy site)
  • Diaphragmatic (hiatal, paraesophageal, congenital)

MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES (ROBOTIC-ASSISTED AND LAPAROSCOPIC)

Our surgeons perform operations for their patients using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Minimally invasive approaches allow you to feel like yourself sooner.

  • Gallbladder removal (traditional laparoscopic 4-port and single-site, robotic-assisted)
  • Colon resection
  • Rectal resection
  • Hiatal hernia/paraesophageal hernia repair
  • Spleen removal
  • Stomach resection
  • Hernia repair (incisional, ventral, inguinal)
  • Appendix removal
  • Small bowel resection
  • Combined operations with urologists and gynecologists
  • VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery–lung biopsy, resection, decortication)

VASCULAR

Vascular Surgery is the surgical treatment of medical conditions associated with and related to the blood vessels or vascular system. Our vascular surgeons specialize in the utilization of the latest techniques and tools to perform the most minimally invasive surgery possible for a wide array of disorders.  Vascular surgeons can often use endovascular (“within the vessel”) techniques to treat vascular conditions.  Endovascular catheters are inserted through very small incisions to treat anything from a blocked vessel to a large abdominal aortic aneurysm.  The same endovascular techniques can be used to treat carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the carotid artery).  These minimally invasive techniques cause much less pain for the patient and allow the patient to be discharged from the hospital more quickly. To see a video to learn more about our vascular surgeons, click here.

  • Arteriograms
  • Endovascular revascularization for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Open bypass surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Carotid endarterectomy for stroke/stroke risk reduction
  • Carotid stenting for stroke/stroke risk reduction
  • Dialysis access surgery for end stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Endovascular intervention of dialysis access for end stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Placement and retrieval of inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters)
  • Both minimally invasive and surgical intervention for varicose veins
  • Amputations
  • Temporal artery biopsies

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Plastic and reconstructive surgery involves both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  The plastic surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles to enhance and restore overall appearance, form and function. Reconstructive procedures involve the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of defects. These can include the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breasts, chest and abdomen. …Special knowledge and skill in the design of grafts, flaps and free tissue transfer are sometimes called for. Reconstructive and cosmetic procedures call on the plastic surgeon’s basic medical and surgical knowledge, operative judgment, technical expertise, ethical behavior, and interpersonal skills to achieve a desirable result that is satisfactory to both the surgeon and the patient.

RECONSTRUCTIVE PROCEDURES

  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision

COSMETIC PROCEDURES

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Rhytidectomy (Facelift)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

NON-SURGICAL ENHANCEMENTS

  • Botox®
  • Facial Fillers

BODY-CONTOURING AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

  • Dermal Suspension Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
  • Chest Reduction (For Males)
  • Lower Body Lift
  • Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
  • Thighplasty (Thigh Lift)