In addition to an extensive weight loss program, Ultimate Bariatrics offers many different general surgery procedures. Below is a list of general surgeries we routinely perform.
Cholecystectomy is the medical term for Gall Bladder removal. The removal of the gall bladder is done to relieve the patient of inflammation due to gall stones or infection. In most cases, gall bladder removal is done laparoscopically, and as an out-patient procedure. The symptoms associated with a “gall bladder attack” or Cholecystitis, are pain or discomfort in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. This is usually accompanied by a low-grade fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and granulocytosis. The gallbladder may be tender and distended. Gall Bladder removal is typically diagnosed by a gall bladder ultrasound or a HIDA scan.
Removal Of Adrenal Glands
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the removal of the adrenal glands located just above the kidneys. Diseases of the adrenal glands are rare with the most common reason for removal being excess hormone production in a tumor located within the adrenal glands. There are many tumors associated with adrenal gland removal, most of which are noncancerous. Adrenal glands tumors are diagnosed by specialized x-ray techniques such as a CT-scan or MRI. Adrenalectomy is typically performed as a c procedure, unless tumors are larger than 3-4 cm.
Removal Of Spleen
Laparoscopic splenectomy is the removal or partial removal of the spleen. The purpose of the spleen is to remove old red blood cells and platelets. It also helps recognize and fight certain bacteria. The removal of the spleen can be done for a number of reasons, the most common due to injury, enlargement of the spleen making it fragile and more susceptible to rupture, or some forms of cancer. To diagnose problems with the spleen, your doctor may order the following tests:● Chest x-ray● MRI● CT-scan● EKGA traditional approach of open splenectomy is normally associated with trauma cases. When the procedure is not an emergent case or considered elective, then the laparoscopic method is preferred. Your surgeon will determine the best method for your optimum health.
An appendectomy is the removal of the appendix. Appendicitis or inflammation of the appendix is the cause for an appendectomy. Classic symptoms of an inflamed appendix are pain, fever, and vomiting. Diagnosis is done through multiple types of tests including; blood and urine test, x-ray, ultrasounds and/or CT-scans. Typically the appendix is removed as a laparoscopic procedure. If the appendix has ruptured an open surgical procedure will be needed.
Always discuss with your surgeon, the benefits and risks associated with any of these surgical procedures.