General surgeons need to have a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as knowledge on a broad range of conditions and diseases. Surgeons who specialize in general surgery must undergo extensive training and education. They must also have a strong commitment to ongoing education, as the techniques and methodologies of general surgery are constantly evolving.
Options in General Surgery
At Missoula Surgical Associates, our team of experienced and dedicated surgeons offer a comprehensive scope of options in general surgery procedures. These include:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Bariatric Surgery
- Breast Cancer Surgery
- Da Vinci Robot Surgery
- Gallbladder Removal
- Heartburn or GERD
- Varicose Veins
- Additional Services, such as surgical removal of cysts or skin cancer
Less Invasive Choices
Recent advances in general surgery introduce new techniques for minimally invasive surgery. The surgeons at Missoula Surgical have stayed on the forefront of these changes and have completed additional training in laparoscopic and robotic procedures, ensuring that they are able to offer patients the most up to date and comprehensive surgical options. Patients who qualify for minimally invasive options may find that they experience significantly less discomfort and downtime after their surgical procedures.
Robotic surgery utilizes a special device to help the surgeon perform even the most delicate operations with more precision than ever before. Special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand and 3D imaging optimizes the view of the surgical area for the surgeon. For patients, robotic surgery means smaller incisions, less trauma to skin and surrounding tissue with shorter, more comfortable recovery times.
Laparoscopic procedures also use special instruments and imaging to perform procedures using smaller incisions. Smaller incisions mean less time for healing and less post-operative pain, making the entire experience a more positive one for the patient. In addition, smaller incisions lead to less visible scarring after surgery, a substantial cosmetic benefit.
If you are in need of general surgery, the surgeons at Missoula Surgical Associates can offer you the highest level of care and patient satisfaction available in Western Montana today. Contact us at 406.542.7525 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about our services.