Specialty Surgical Associates provide state-of-the-art care in the following areas of surgery.
Abdominal Perineal Resection
Anal & Rectal Pain
Cancer Of The Colon & Rectum
Colectomy (Bowel Resection)
Esophageal motility problems, including achalasia and dysphagia
Esophageal diverticula, including zenkers
Esophageal and gastric benign and malignant tumors
Gastric outlet obstructions
Gastric Ulcer Disease
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hereditary Colon Cancer
Hernia repair (inguinal, ventral, hiatal and para-esophageal)
Incontinence of Bowels
Laparoscopic J Pouch Procedure
Nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
Nissen fundoplication (GERD/heartburn surgery)
Rectopexy (repair of rectal prolaspe)
Recurrent Or Advanced Cancer Of Colon And Rectum
Screening For Colorectal Cancer
Splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
Ulcerative Colitis (surgical treatment)
We Specialize In Minimally Invasive Surgery
In minimally invasive or "Laparoscopic" colon surgery the surgeon makes a series of small incisions. A small video camera, or scope, is placed in one of the incisions, providing the surgeon with a magnified view of the internal organs on a television monitor. The camera transmits an image of the organs onto a television monitor. The video camera then becomes a surgeon’s eyes, since the surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient’s body to perform the procedure. This surgical technique can be used to treat colon cancer and polyps and other diseases of the colon, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis as well as inguinal, ventral, hiatal and para-esophageal hernias.
This is the least invasive form of surgery available and has proven benefits when compared to traditional surgery. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and their recovery is quicker. They return to work earlier and are very satisfied with their recovery. The average hospital stay for minimally invasive colon surgery is three to four days, compared to a seven day hospital stay for traditional surgery. This method has also proven the ability to exceed the traditional standards of lymph node removal, leaving patients with virtually no trace of cancer or room for recurrence.
If you're considering minimally invasive colon surgery for colon disease, you should consult a surgeon experienced in minimally invasive surgery techniques. Our surgeons perform all types of advanced and minimally invasive laparoscopic operations.