General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal area including the stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. General surgery also includes breast surgery, hernia surgery, colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.
Enhanced colon surgery takes advantage of pharmacologic and technologic advances, combined with patient education and skilled nursing care. With this procedure patients recover more quickly and return to normal activities soon after surgery.
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Patients with breast disease are carefully walked through their treatment plan and cared for by a group of caring, competent individuals. Ample support is available at all stages of treatment.
All breast surgery cases are reviewed by a committee of surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists at HCM’s monthly Breast Conference to ensure high quality, comprehensive care.
Hernia surgery repairs a defect in the abdominal muscles that causes the abdominal contents to protrude outward. An inguinal hernia is common, and most can be repaired through a small incision. The procedure takes less than an hour, and you usually go home shortly after the surgery.
Colonoscopy is the examination of the inside of the colon with a fiberoptic instrument. This screening can be lifesaving. Colon cancer is highly treatable if detected early, and preventable when polyps are identified and removed.
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An EGD is an examination of the upper GI tract from the esophagus to the first part of the small intestine using a fiberoptic instrument. EGD patients are sedated with medications and will have no awareness of the procedure. When should I consider an EGD?