Specialists at the Center for Digestive Health & General Surgery perform procedural interventions to help determine a diagnosis and provide patients with expert treatment.
If the diagnosis requires surgery, common surgical interventions include colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), and hernia, gallbladder, GERD and colon surgeries. Advanced gastric surgeries are also performed. Our specialists are experts in the most innovative and advanced techniques available, making them uniquely qualified to treat complex or challenging issues.
This procedure is an examination of the inside of your large intestine (colon). It is used to detect and diagnose various gastrointestinal diseases. A colonoscopy may be preventive, diagnostic or therapeutic. For colorectal cancer screenings, it is recommended that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screenings at age 45.
This test is used to assess pressure and motor function of the esophagus. It helps determine if your esophagus is able to move food to your stomach normally. Your doctor may order this test if you’ve been having issues related to swallowing or keeping food and other substances down.
This test measures the amount of acid backing up into the esophagus. It may be ordered to confirm a diagnosis or to periodically monitor your reflux symptoms and treatments.
This procedure is used to treat a fistula, which occurs when two of your organs or vessels form an abnormal connection. Fistulotomy opens and drains the fistula, helping it to heal.
Nissen Fundoplication is a surgical treatment for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), in which a surgeon wraps the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus making it less likely acid will back up into the esophagus and reinforces the lower esophageal sphincter.
Breast Biopsy: this procedure removes a sample of breast tissue for testing. A breast biopsy might be recommended if you have a suspicious area in your breast, such as a breast lump or other signs and symptoms of breast cancer. It can also be used to investigate unusual findings on a mammogram, ultrasound or other breast exam.
Lumpectomy: used to remove cancer or other abnormal tissues from the breast, a lumpectomy ensures that all of the abnormal tissue is removed. This can be a treatment option for early-stage breast cancer as well as ruling out a breast cancer diagnosis.
Mastectomy: this breast cancer surgery generally removes all of the breast tissue. Usually the surgeon also removes some underarm lymph nodes to check if cancer has spread beyond the breast. You may have a mastectomy to remove one breast (unilateral) or both breasts (bilateral).
Dependent on their diagnosis, some patients may be candidates for Minimally Invasive Surgeries. This type of procedure is done through smaller incisions, and the goal is less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
Procedure to remove one or more of the parathyroid glands, in a patient with hyperparathyroidism.