General Surgery

General surgery covers a variety of different types of procedures, from hernia repairs to the removal of tumors. The surgeons at North Texas Surgical Specialists have the experience and training necessary to perform all of these procedures successfully and are proud to offer general surgery services to patients throughout Fort Worth, Texas.

What is general surgery?

General surgery is an expansive field that covers many different types of procedures, including the removal of cancerous tumors, removal of benign growths, gallbladder removal, hernia repairs, and more.

What are the risks of general surgery?

Some of the risks of general surgery include bad reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, postsurgical infections, wound infections, and blood clots. Specific types of procedures may carry additional risks for patients. Your surgeon will explain all of the risks associated with a procedure in advance.

Why is North Texas Surgical Specialists the right choice for general surgery?

The skilled doctors at North Texas Surgical Specialists have significant experience performing all types of general surgery. They use all of the latest techniques to improve patient outcomes, including minimally-invasive surgery and robotic surgery. The doctors at this facility also recognize that each case is unique, and they plan each procedure carefully based on the patient’s individual characteristics and needs.

What is minimally-invasive surgery?

Minimally-invasive surgical procedures use smaller incisions than traditional open procedures. This reduces the size of the scar, the trauma to the patient’s body, and the risk of complications. Minimally-invasive surgeries also require shorter hospital stays, and they tend to cost less than traditional surgeries.

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a method of surgery that utilizes a computerized system to perform surgical procedures. This system usually consists of mechanical arms that control surgical instruments, as well as a camera arm the surgeon can use to view the treatment area. The surgeon controls these arms using a computer. This method improves precision considerably.
In many cases, we will use robotic surgery in combination with minimally-invasive surgical techniques. By using these two techniques together, we can minimize the trauma to the patient and ensure the best outcome.

How long is the recovery after a general surgical procedure?

General surgery procedures vary considerably. The length of the recovery period will depend on the type of procedure, as well as the method used to perform the surgery. Our surgeons can explain the expected recovery period to the patient before the procedure.

Procedures

Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery focusing on surgical management of tumors and cancers involving all areas of the body, including breast, skin, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, liver, pancreas, and endocrine organs.

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgery focuses on the surgical management of disorders of the thyroid, the parathyroids, the adrenals, and the pancreas.

Acute Care Surgery

Acute care surgery is general surgery in an emergency setting focusing on the abdomen along with any other emergency needs.

Trauma Surgery & Critical Care

Trauma surgery and critical care is a surgical sub-specialty that focuses on both the operative and non-operative multidisciplinary care of patients involved in traumatic events such as motor vehicle collisions, gunshot and stab wounds, falls, and burns. This is typically performed in an emergency setting and requires precise and quick decision-making skills in order to provide optimal patient care.

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System utilizes advanced robotic, computer, and optical technologies to help surgeons perform procedures more precisely through smaller incisions. It is a type of “minimally invasive surgery.” Studies have shown many benefits in comparison to open surgery, including decreased pain, faster recovery time, improved cosmetic results, and increased patient satisfaction. Our surgeons employ these principles of minimally invasive surgery across all procedures such as gallbladders, hernias, colon, and weight loss.

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and second only to colorectal cancer as a cause of digestive cancer-related death. Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment.

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After a diagnosis of esophageal cancer, patients may need surgery to remove the tumor. We offer surgical treatment to patients with esophageal cancer in Fort Worth, Texas, and nearby cities. Patients with esophageal cancer should contact North Texas Surgical Specialists to make an appointment with an experienced surgeon.

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a common condition that causes frequent acid reflux, along with other symptoms. North Texas Surgical Specialists, in Fort Worth, Texas, offers surgical treatment options to patients with this condition. Patients with indigestion or other symptoms of GERD should contact North Texas Surgical Specialists to make an appointment with one of our doctors.

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