General surgery includes the treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal, nervous, vascular, and endocrine systems. El Paso general surgery focuses on complex surgical procedures that require the expertise of multiple surgeons working together. These procedures range from common surgeries such as hysterectomies, herniations, and gallbladder removals to more complex operations such as heart transplants and eye transplants.
Below are various types of general surgical procedures:
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Laparoscopic colon resection
Laparoscopic colon resection involves the removal of abnormal or diseased parts of the large intestine. It is performed through a small abdomen hole called a port. A laparoscope is inserted through the port, and an endoscope attached to a video camera is used to view tissues and organs within the abdominal cavity. This allows surgeons to identify areas of abnormal tissue, remove them and repair any damage caused by disease or trauma.
Lung surgery is the removal of a part or all of the lungs. It may be performed to treat a range of conditions, including emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer. The procedure may also repair lung damage caused by trauma or other conditions.
Thyroid surgery is an elective procedure to remove abnormal (cancerous) tissue from the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in the neck, producing hormones that help regulate metabolism and body temperature. Thyroid surgery can treat certain types of thyroid cancer. Besides, it also treats nodules on the thyroid gland that cause no symptoms but can be cancerous. This procedure is also used to treat thyroid cysts and other problems with the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image of the internal organs. The technique is most commonly used to diagnose pregnancy, but it can also aid in diagnosing other disorders. Ultrasounds use transducers (small devices) that emit high-frequency sound waves into the tissue. The transducers are placed on the skin over specific areas of interest. The sound waves bounce off the tissue and return to a receiver, which displays a visual representation of the ultrasound image.
Thyroid surgery is a type of surgical procedure that involves the removal or replacement of the thyroid gland in your neck. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. It produces hormones regulating how you feel, think, and exercise.
The VNUS closure is a surgical method of repairing the urethra. This procedure involves closing the urethra on one side between the bladder and prostate while leaving it open on the other side. It is used in men who are not candidates for a penile prosthesis or who have had previous surgery that has failed to restore normal function.
General surgery deals with the surgical removal of body parts, the repair and transplant of organs, and the treatment of wounds. To connect with general surgeons, contact Desert West Vein & Surgery Center.