Minimally Invasive and Robotic Procedures
Our minimally invasive robotic surgery procedures include several trauma surgery options within each surgical specialty.
Sometimes an organ or tissue pushes through a weak area in the muscles or tissues of the body. You may need hernia surgery to fix this issue. The surgery involves repairing the weakened area and putting the organ or tissue back in place to prevent future problems.
We offer the following hernia surgeries:
- Diastasis recti
Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
This is a surgical procedure performed to repair hernias that have come back after a previous repair. This surgery involves fixing the weakened abdominal wall using techniques such as mesh placement to provide support and prevent future hernias.
Gallbladder surgery is a procedure to remove the gallbladder, a small organ located beneath the liver. When the gallbladder becomes inflamed, develops gallstones or causes pain or digestive problems, gallbladder surgery may be necessary.
Anti-reflux surgery is an operation to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The surgery helps prevent stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus, reducing symptoms like heartburn and acid reflux.
This is a surgical removal of the appendix, a small organ located in the lower right abdomen. When the appendix is inflamed or infected, it can cause severe pain and the risk of complications.
A splenectomy is a surgery to remove the spleen, an organ located in the upper left abdomen. It may be necessary if the spleen is damaged, enlarged, or if the patient has a certain blood disorder.
Colon surgery is a procedure performed on the colon, or the large intestine. It treats both non-cancerous, or benign, and cancerous, or malignant, conditions. The surgery involves removing some or all of the colon to resolve the issue.
Management of Benign and Malignant Breast Disease
Lakewood Ranch Medical Group general surgeons offer options for treatment of cancer and breast disease, including reconstructive surgery. Some of the types of cancer treatments and breast disease procedures we provide include the following:
Lumpectomy Using SCOUT® Wire-free Technology
During a lumpectomy, surgeons remove small lumps or tumors in the breast while preserving as much healthy breast tissue as possible. We use the SCOUT® wire-free technology method to locate the tumor during surgery without the need for traditional wire localization. This helps the surgeon remove the targeted tissue with improved accuracy.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
This is a procedure performed to determine if cancer has spread from the initial tumor to the nearby lymph nodes. During this biopsy, doctors identify and remove the sentinel lymph node.
Mastectomy With Reconstruction Options
A mastectomy is the surgical removal of breast tissue, usually performed to treat or prevent breast cancer. We offer reconstruction options, including breast implants, to restore the appearance of the breast after the procedure.
We currently offer the following endoscopy procedures:
Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
Upper endoscopy, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy, is a procedure that enables doctors to examine the upper portion of the digestive system. During the procedure, we insert an endoscope through the mouth and guide it down to the digestive system. This helps doctors diagnose and treat conditions such as acid reflux, ulcers and inflammation.
A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables doctors to examine the inside of the large intestine, or colon, and rectum. A doctor will insert a colonoscope through the rectum and move it into the colon. This enables the doctor to check for abnormalities or signs of colorectal cancer.
To administer chemotherapy treatment, we offer the following procedure:
Central Port Placement
During a central port placement procedure, a surgeon places a small device under the skin. The port connects to a catheter that enables doctors to easily access the bloodstream for chemotherapy treatments.
We can perform some of our simpler procedures in-office. This includes the removal of moles, skin cysts, lipomas and skin tags. Our doctors may remove these skin growths for various reasons, such as cosmetic concerns, discomfort or prevention of potential health issues.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery are right for you.