During a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons will make several small incisions in the skin, in some cases just a few millimeters wide. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end called an endoscope is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear and magnified view of the surgical area. The other incisions are then used for the appropriate instruments needed for surgery. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever is wrong inside the body.
There are many in-office surgical procedures that can be performed same day, where you are able to go home, with minimal recovery time.
The vasectomy is typically performed in-office, using one small incision made in the center of the scrotum. The vas deferens is a small tube that carries the sperm from the testicle to the ejaculatory ducts. Ordinarily, there is one tube connected to each testicle. During a vasectomy, part of each tube is removed and the open ends are clipped to interrupt the flow of sperm. An in-office vasectomy will take about 20 minutes.
Appendicitis is a condition where the appendix, a small organ on the right side of your body that is attached to your colon, becomes inflamed and filled with pus. There is often severe pain and possibly fever associated with appendicitis. If it ruptures, you will need an appendectomy.
Sometimes a condition known as a hernia occurs, where an organ or tissue bulges and protrudes abnormally out of a certain location on the body. A common type of hernia, is called a hiatal hernia.
Treatment or a hernia includes, monitoring the condition, and providing necessary treatment. Depending on the severity of the hernia and its location, surgery may be required. If surgery is needed, the protruding stomach tissue will be returned to its normal location, and the esophageal hiatus opening will be sewn closed. As each person is unique, results and treatment options will vary.
The diaphragm is the large muscle that lies between your abdomen and chest. You use this muscle to help you breathe. The esophagus connects the mouth and throat to the stomach. It passes through the chest cavity and enters the abdominal cavity through a hole in the diaphragm called the esophageal hiatus.
Normally, your stomach is below the diaphragm, but in people with a hiatal hernia, a portion of the stomach, that is normally located in the abdominal cavity, pushes up and protrudes through the diaphragm and into the chest, through the esophageal hiatus.
If you are experiencing gallstones in your bile duct, gall bladder surgery will be the best option. Gall Bladder surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is performed under anesthesia, either laparoscopically or done traditionally as open surgery.
During a colonoscopy, your doctor looks at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon) for polyps. A thin, flexible tube with a camera is inserted (typically an endoscope), so the doctor can take pictures or video of the colon. Doctors can also take biopsies and remove polyps if need be during a colonoscopy. If the polyps are suspected to be cancerous, further treatment to remove these polyps will be necessary.
The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore one or both breasts to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry, and size following mastectomy, lumpectomy or other trauma. Breast reconstruction surgery also involves recreating the breast form following its removal due to cancer. The creation of a long-lasting, symmetrical, and beautiful breast helps restore confidence, femininity, and self-esteem in women following breast cancer treatment.
Reconstructive surgery is generally done to improve function and ability, but may also be performed to achieve a more typical appearance of the affected body part. There are different types of reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction and breast reduction.
What is Colon Cancer?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colon cancer kills about 52,000 people in the United States every year. Colon cancer is one of the deadliest type of cancer, affecting both men and women.
By identifying signs of cancer such as colon polyps, doctors can prevent their progression and ultimately save lives. As colon cancer often affects your large intestine, due to polyps forming in the inner lining, symptoms of colon cancer are not always noticeable in its early stages. This is why screenings are imperative. Signs of colon cancer to look out for include: rectal bleeding, change in consistency of your stool, changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea and constipation, weight loss, fatigue and stomach pain.
If these symptoms go undetected or become known and are left untreated, cancer can eventually spread outside the colon and to other areas of the body. Proper screening and early prevention are often the keys to the most successful outcome.
Colorectal Surgery at Oakland Macomb Surgical Group
At Oakland Macomb Surgical Group, we provide comprehensive care for our patients with conditions that involve the colon, bowel, and rectum.
Depending on the severity of the cancer and other factors, colorectal surgery may involve a series of different options. These may include removing tumors, the section of the colon in which the tumor was found, removing surrounding normal tissue and nearby lymph nodes, and re-attaching the healthy ends of the intestine. In rare cases, the entire colon may need to be removed.
When surgery is required, our board-certified surgeons are trained in detecting and treating colorectal illnesses and disorders, using the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques and technology. Colorectal surgery is the most common form of treatment for colon cancer.