Abdominal surgery is performed to treat a variety of conditions including tumors, infections, obstructions or inflammatory bowel disease. At Far North Surgery, we have experienced and skilled surgeon who can perform abdominal surgery with successful outcomes. We have the expertise to perform traditional open as well as minimally invasive surgeries. Our aim is to provide effective surgical procedures at our state-of-the-art surgical facility to the residents of Anchorage, Alaska.
Any surgical operation that is performed on abdominal organs - the stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, appendix, spleen, and the esophagus, is called abdominal surgery.
There are many types of surgeries that involve the abdomen. Some common abdominal surgery procedures include:
Adrenal surgery is done to remove one or both adrenal glands if they have been affected by tumors. These glands are small, triangular shaped and sit above the kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones like aldosterone, cortisol, and adrenaline, which are needed for the proper functioning of your body.
Lumps and Bumps
Hernia repair is a surgical operation performed for hernial correction. Hernia is the bulging out of an internal organ/tissue through the wall containing it. There are two types of hernial repair: hernioplasty or herniorrhaphy. This operation is generally performed for correction of hernias in the groin, diaphragm, abdomen, brain, or the site where a previous operation had been performed.
An abscess is an infection that develops in the body tissues and often requires incision and drainage.
Cysts are normally formed within the body's tissue and are filled with semi-solid, liquid, or gaseous substance. There are different types of cysts caused by infection or genetics that generally do not require any treatment. However, if they start affecting the function of the tissue or become inflamed, an excision or surgical removal is recommended.
Lipomas are benign fatty tumors that develop in the subcutaneous tissues in the head, neck, back, and shoulders. In most cases, lipomas are not painful and do not require any treatment. However, when they become painful and/or enlarge, they need to be removed surgically.
Abdominal Hernia Surgery
A surgery is usually required if you have painful or enlarging hernias. This helps in relieving the discomfort and preventing serious complications in the future. Hernias are repaired with hernia surgery.
At Far North Surgery, our surgeon Dr. Madhu Prasad is expertise in performing many simple and complex abdominal obstruction and repair surgeries with successful outcomes. We are dedicated to providing quality care to our patients in a safe, warm, and stress-free environment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.