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General And Endoscopy Surgery

General And Endoscopy Surgery

General surgery is frequently performed to alleviate suffering when a cure is unlikely through medication alone. It can be used for such routine procedures performed in a physician's office, as vasectomy, or for more complicated operations requiring a medical team in a hospital setting, such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). Areas of the body treated by general surgery include the stomach, liver, intestines, appendix, breasts, thyroid gland, salivary glands, some arteries and veins, and the skin. The brain, heart, lungs, eyes, feet, kidneys, bladder, and reproductive organs, to name only a few, are areas that require specialized surgical repair.

New methods and techniques are less invasive than older practices, permitting procedures that were considered impossible in the past. For example, microsurgery has been used in reattaching severed body parts by successfully reconnecting small blood vessels and nerves. Laparoscopic techniques are more efficient, promote more rapid healing, leave smaller scars, and have lower postoperative infection rates.


One of the risks involved with general surgery is the potential for postoperative complications. These complications include but are not limited to pneumonia, internal bleeding, and wound infection as well as adverse reactions to anesthesia.

Normal results

Advances in diagnostic and surgical techniques have greatly increased the success rate of general surgery. Contemporary procedures are less invasive than those practiced a decade or more ago. The results include reduced length of hospital stays, shortened recovery times, decreased postoperative pain, and decreases in the size and extent of surgical incisions. The length of time required for a full recovery varies with the procedure.

The Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Washington Hospital Healthcare System has developed a comprehensive course of treatment. We believe that you play a key role in your recovery. Our goal and commitment is to involve you in your treatment through each step of the program.

The Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery can help patients with a variety of different conditions requiring surgery including:

  • Reflux Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Appendix Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Kidney Surgery