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General Surgery

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Overview

Whether it's referred to as Keyhole, Band-Aid, Endoscopic, or Laparoscopic, minimally invasive general surgery has been a hot topic in the medical field for the past 20 years. The surgeons at Miracle Mile Medical Center are highly trained in the use of the special instruments required for this surgery.

Minimally invasive surgery is less painful, requires a shorter hospital stay and results in faster recovery times, allowing patients to return to their active lifestyles.

The key element in this surgery is a miniature video camera with a "cold" light source. The surgeon is able to view the area on a TV screen and perform the surgery using tools inserted into other small incisions. Gall bladder and appendix removal are the most commonly performed procedures; however, the approach is used in many other areas including orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, and gynecology.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • – Reduced blood loss
  • – Smaller incisions
  • – Less pain
  • – Short hospital stay
  • – Reduced exposure of internal organs

General Surgery Procedures

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In Depth Data

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as compared to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy.

Colorectal surgery
Colorectal surgery repairs damage to the colon, rectum, and anus through a variety of procedures that may have little or great long-term consequence to the patient. It may also involve surgery to the pelvic floor to repair hernias

Breast surgery

Breast surgery is a form of surgery performed on the breast. Types include:Breast reduction surgery, Augmentation mammoplasty, Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Breast-conserving surgery, a less radical cancer surgery than mastectomy, Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery.

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. The specialty evolved from general and cardiac surgery. The vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting all parts of the vascular system except that of the heart and brain. Cardiothoracic surgeons manage surgical disease of the heart and its vessels. Neurosurgeons and Interventional Neuroradiologists manage surgical disease of the vessels in the brain.

Endocrine surgery

Endocrine surgery is a specialized surgical field where procedures are performed on endocrine glands to achieve a hormonal or anti-hormonal effect in the body. Almost always, this entails operating to remove a tumor which has grown on or within an endocrine gland.

Dermatological Surgery

Dermatological Surgery is the branch of surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.

 
 
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