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General Surgery

Advanced technology and expert care — with a personal touch

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.

Our team of skilled surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures such as general and advanced laparoscopic procedures, hernia surgery and much more. Our general surgery staff consists of expert anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians dedicated to performing successful operations and promoting comfortable healing and recovery.

General Surgery Procedures

  • Robotics & Minimally Invasive Surgery

    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.”

  • 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.

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    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.

  • Trauma & 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.

  • Esophageal Surgery

    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.

  • GERD

    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.

General Surgery Overview

When an illness or injury requires an operation, your primary care doctor will refer you to a general surgeon. General surgeons are trained to perform a wide range of procedures for nearly every part of the body. They determine the need for surgery and provide care before, during and after your procedure.

North Texas Surgical Specialists’ general surgeons use minimally invasive tools and techniques in common surgical procedures to lower pain and discomfort to promote faster healing. You can find the most technologically-advanced robotic surgical procedures right here.

The experienced team at North Texas Surgical Specialists includes board-certified doctors who are active in our facilities. All of our surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. For your convenience, surgery services are available in multiple locations.

General Surgery Information and Risks

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. 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.

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.

Robotic General 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.

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