Procedures

As a certified specialist, I am trained to perform them.

Biopsy Sampling

Involves extracting tissue from a specific part of the body to examine for the presence of a disease. Some involve removing a small tissue sample with a needle, while others involve extracting a suspicious nodule or lump.

Placement of Vascular Access

A procedure involving a thin, flexible, sterile plastic tube (catheter) inserted into a blood vessel to draw blood or administer medication.

  • Subclavian: This involves a cylindrical muscle that originates at the junction of the first rib with the first costal cartilage. It inserts into the underside of the clavicle.
  • Venous Cutdown: Procedure involving dissection of a superficial vein from an extremity or the neck and inserting a catheter into the vessel’s lumen.
  • Permacath Catheter: Functions as a bridging device during fistula maturation or long-term vascular access for hemodialysis, apheresis, or infusion.

Hernia Repair (Open and Laparoscopic)

Hernias generally do not improve on their own; on the contrary, they tend to grow larger. In certain cases, they can lead to potentially life-threatening complications. Laparoscopic repair involves a minimally invasive procedure that allows for much faster and less painful recovery.

Resection and Restoration of Intestinal Function (Colostomies)

Also known as intestinal reconnection, this is surgery to remove any part of the intestine. This includes the small intestine, large intestine, or rectum. Doctors use it to treat diseases and blockages of the large intestine (colon).

Cholecystectomy (Open and Laparoscopic)

Surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ located just below the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen. Your gallbladder collects and stores bile, a digestive fluid produced in the liver.

Appendectomy (Open and Laparoscopic)

When the appendix becomes inflamed, it’s known as appendicitis. If left untreated, appendicitis can cause the appendix to burst. This can cause bacteria to spill into the abdominal cavity, which can be serious and sometimes fatal.

Laparoscopic Hiatal Plasty

When the opening (hiatus) of the muscle between the abdomen and the chest (diaphragm) is too large, part of the stomach can slide up into the chest cavity, causing heartburn as stomach acid flows backward from the stomach to the esophagus.

Abdominal Hernia Repair (Open and Laparoscopic)

A hernia is a tissue protruding through a weak point in the abdominal wall. Your intestine may protrude through this weakened area. Depending on the assessment, the procedure will be decided as either laparoscopic (minimally invasive) or open surgery.

Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. It occurs when the lower muscle of the esophagus, also called the lower esophageal sphincter, does not close properly. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach.

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy

A minimally invasive, safe, and effective procedure for treating achalasia, with a low rate of intraoperative complications. Achalasia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquids to pass from the esophagus, which connects the mouth to the stomach, to the stomach.

Advanced Wound Management

A technique that promotes tissue healing in any injury until remission is achieved. It’s a natural process and usually doesn’t require special treatments; although there are also chronic wounds that do not conclude this process.

Lower Limb Amputation

Lower limb amputations (LLAs) due to neuropathy, vascular disease, or both, are a major cause of disability in people with diabetes.

Hemorrhoidectomy

A procedure performed to remove hemorrhoids. You will be given general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia (spinal) to avoid feeling pain.

Fistulectomy

A surgical procedure in which a complete fistulous tract is removed. Most patients return to their normal activities within one to two weeks

Sphincterotomy

Patients with an anal fissure have an increased resting pressure of the anal sphincter. Sphincterotomy is one of the most commonly used surgical techniques for its treatment.

Abscess Drainage

An abscess is a collection of pus localized in a specific anatomical area, formed by degraded leukocyte remnants, bacteria, necrotic tissue, and inflammatory exudate, and surrounded by an area of inflammatory tissue, fibrin, and granulation tissue.

Debridements

Procedure involving the removal of dead or damaged tissue from a wound to improve the healing process.

Pressure Ulcer Management

This treatment involves reducing pressure on the affected skin, caring for wounds, controlling pain, preventing infection, and maintaining good nutrition.

Open Abdomen Management

It is a surgical strategy resulting from advances in operative management of the patient with complicated intra-abdominal infection or severe abdominal trauma for damage control.

Gastrectomies (Open and Laparoscopic)

Procedure involving the removal of all or part of the stomach. It is performed under general anesthesia (sleeping and painless). An incision is made in the abdomen and the entire or part of the stomach is removed, depending on the reason for the procedure.

Splenectomies (Open and Laparoscopic)

Surgical procedure to remove the spleen, which is an organ located below the rib cage on the upper left side of the abdomen.

Trauma Surgery

Specialization in surgery that focuses on the treatment and care of injuries, commonly life-threatening, caused by impact forces.

Saphenectomy

Also called varicose vein surgery, it is a conventional surgical technique used for the removal (saphenectomy or phlebectomy) of medium and large varicose veins of the lower extremities.

Other Procedures

  • Hydrocelectomy: Surgery to correct scrotal swelling that occurs when a hydrocele is present. A hydrocele is a buildup of fluid around a testicle.
  • Orchiopexy: A surgical procedure to bring the testicles down into the scrotum.
  • Varicocelectomy: A surgical procedure carried out to correct circulatory dysfunction of the testicular veins (varicocele).
  • Orchiectomy: Surgical removal of one or both testicles. The testicles lie below the penis in the scrotum.
  • Circumcision: involves cutting and removing the foreskin. Bleeding vessels are cauterized or tied off with a suture. Sutures are then placed in the skin around the entire circumference of the penis.
  • Vasectomy: Procedure that cuts or blocks small ducts in the scrotum that carry sperm, aiming to prevent them from leaving your body.

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