GERD is a condition that happens when some of your stomach juices flow back into your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach). It is a very common condition. Many adults in the United States have heartburn or GERD at least once a month
Your doctor can repair a hernia with surgery to bring the tissue together and close the gap. They may use mesh to provide further strength. This can be done through a single large incision, or cut. Doctors call this “open” surgery), or through several small incisions (called laparoscopic or robotic surgery). The operation is called laparoscopic or robotic ventral hernia repair. It is a type of minimally invasive surgery. You may recover faster from minimally invasive surgery and have less pain.
Mesh is an implant used by your surgeon to improve the chances of a successful hernia repair. It is a sheet of material often used to reinforce a hernia repair.
SAGES and your surgeon strongly recommend being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery to make your surgery safer.
If your doctor finds an adrenal gland tumor or thinks you might have one, you may need blood and urine tests. These will show if the tumor is making extra hormones. You might also need imaging tests, such as a CAT scan (CT scan), MRI, or other scans to find the tumor.
If the tumor is small and not causing health problems, your doctor might just check it with repeat blood or urine tests and a scan every year. If it is large, might be cancerous, or makes extra hormones, your doctor will probably recommend surgery to remove it.
Approximately 600,000 inguinal or groin hernia repair operations are performed annually in the United States. Some are performed by an open method. Some hernia repairs are performed using minimally invasive approaches, such as with a small telescope known as a laparoscope or with a robotic surgical system. If your surgeon has recommended a hernia repair, this brochure can help you understand what is an inguinal hernia and what are your treatment options.
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical problems. One out of every 2,000 people has an appendectomy sometime during their lifetime. Treatment requires an operation to remove the infected appendix.
ERCP is a procedure that enables your physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. A bendable, lighted tube (endoscope) about the thickness of your index finger is placed through your mouth and into your stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum). In the duodenum a small opening is identified (ampulla) and a small plastic tube (cannula) is passed through the endoscope and into this opening. Dye (contrast material) is injected and X-rays are taken to study the ducts of the pancreas and liver.
Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Gallbladder removal surgery is usually performed with minimally invasive techniques and the medical name for this procedure is “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”.
Upper Endoscopy (also known as gastroscopy, EGD, or esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is a procedure that enables your surgeon to examine the lining of the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). A bendable, lighted tube about the thickness of your little finger is placed through your mouth and into the stomach and duodenum.