Surgery

Comprehensive Surgical Services

At Far North Surgery, you’re in good hands with our experienced surgeon and staff. We treat conditions within the broad envelope of general surgery with a specific focus on surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. Whenever possible, we attempt minimally invasive procedures. These procedures are listed below.

General Surgery involves surgery on

The GI tract, including:

gi tract
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • pancreas
  • liver
  • gallbladder
  • bile duct
  • small intestine
  • colon
  • rectum

Endocrine surgery, including:

neck surgery
  • thyroid gland
  • parathyroids

Other abdominal and miscellaneous procedures:

abdominal surgery
  • adrenal surgery
  • hernia repairs
  • perirectal abscess drainage
  • cyst excision
  • lipoma excision

Surgical Oncology:

surgical oncology
  • Surgery for cancer of any of the above-mentioned organs
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure)
  • Sarcomas

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery
  • Diagnostic and exploratory Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy or removal of the gallbladder to treat symptomatic gallstones or sludge, biliary dyskinesia, gallstone pancreatitis
  • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, in which the left side of the pancreas is removed to treat cystic and endocrine tumors
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy, in which the muscle at the lower end of the esophagus is cut precisely to relieve difficulty swallowing (achalasia)
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication used to rebuild the valve between the stomach and esophagus to stop gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair used to repair Hiatal hernias and paraesophageal hernias
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy, in which a portion of the stomach is removed to treat gastrointestinal stromal (GIST) tumors and small cancers of the stomach
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy, removal of the adrenal gland to treat tumors of the adrenal gland
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy, performed to remove the spleen to treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) , a blood disorder, splenic masses or cysts
  • Laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic colon resection, the laparoscopic removal of part or all of the large intestine for benign conditions such as diverticulitis and large polyps, as well as colorectal cancers
  • Laparoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancers or obstructing masses
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair for primary or recurrent abdominal, inguinal, incisional hernias
  • Laparoscopic liver resection/microwave ablation/biopsy to obtain tissue samples, remove liver masses both benign and malignant
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