General Surgery

Department of General Surgery is here at Saint Gabriel is comprised of board-certified surgeons who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions.

Overview

The breadth of surgical services includes hepatobiliary, surgical oncology and general surgery procedures. Moreover, the staff works closely with other medical specialties to provide optimal patient care. Collaboration with referring physicians is essential to patient management.

General Surgery staff perform a variety of procedures including, but not limited, to:

Services

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
    • Inguinal
    • Umbilical
    • Incisional
    • Hiatal

Biopsy

    • Esophagogastric Fundoplasty
    • Lipoma Excision
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Gastrointestinal malignancies
      • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
      • Melanomas
      • Splenectomy
      • Cholecystectomy
      • Exploratory Surgery
      • Whipple
      • Nissen
      • Retroperitoneal lymph node excision

Department of General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery provides evaluation and treatment of the full range of complex general surgery problems, often working in conjunction with colleagues in other specialties. Collaboration with referring physicians is emphasized as essential to optimal patient management.

General Surgery physicians specialize in the following areas

  • Surgical management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases, including gallbladder disease, cancer, portal hypertension, appendicitis, diabetes, infections, peptic ulcer disease, small intestine cancer, stomach cancer, and cystic diseases
  • Laparoscopic surgery, including cholecystectomy, hernia repairs (including hiatal hernia), adrenalectomy, antireflux surgery, lymph node biopsy, splenectomy, digestive disease surgery, surgery for achalasia, diagnostic laparoscopy and other advanced procedures
  • Endoscopic evaluation and surgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal and small bowel disorders, including ulcers, hiatal hernia, achalasia, Barrett’s Esophagus, gastritis, GI bleeding, gastroparesis, GERD and reflux How do I get an appointment with a surgeon?

What should I bring with me to the doctor’s appointment?

  • If some testing was done outside of Saint Gabriel please bring actual films of CT scans, x-rays, MRI’s, etc., as well as reports. If surgery is anticipated, a recent EKG and lab work may save repeating those tests in preparation for the surgery.

What is involved in preparing me for surgery?

  • Besides the surgery itself and tests that may clarify your condition, we will want to be sure your overall condition is reviewed by the Anesthesia department.
  • After seen by anesthesiologist, blood work, an EKG, chest x-ray will be ordered. This process may take a 3-4 hour period or more, depending on tests which may be necessary.