A field of medicine in which a surgeon uses a variety of tools to make incisions—large and/or small—in a patient’s body to investigate, repair, remove, or replace diseased, deformed, or damaged organs or tissues.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement and Removal
An IVC is a special basket-like filter to trap blood clots. It can be inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism, but it is important to remove IVC filters as soon as they’re no longer needed to reduce long-term complications.
Nerve Blocks For Surgery
Nerve blocks are a type of regional anesthesia used in some musculoskeletal surgeries. Unlike with general anesthesia, patients using nerve blocks receive multiple benefits, including better pain control, less time in the hospital, quicker recovery and less need for medication when they go home.
Reconstructive Urethral Surgery
Because men have a much longer urethra than women, it is more common for men to experience urethral damage requiring surgery. The precipitating condition is often stricture, a urinary blockage that occurs when trauma, inflammation or frequent urinary tract infections lead to a narrowing of one portion of the urethra, causing painful and obstructed urination.
Surgeries for Upper Aero-Digestive Tract
Patients with benign upper aero-digestive tract lesions such as polyps, nodules, and cysts can benefit from surgery. For vocal fold paralysis, there are several surgical procedures that can provide a better voice. While many conditions can be treated with medicine and therapy, others require surgery.
Ventricular Assist Devices
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) can keep the blood pumping properly while a person with serious heart issues waits for a heart transplant. They may also be used as permanent solutions for people who have severe heart failure, and have another chronic disease or issue that makes them ineligible for a heart transplant.