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General Surgery

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room


General surgery encompasses a wide range of health conditions and procedures. At Spring Hospital in Spring, Texas, the highly skilled, fellowship-trained general surgeons commit themselves to one purpose: providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate, and high levels of surgical care. The surgeons provide minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic procedures and robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system. To learn more about your general surgery options, call the hospital today.

Spring Hospital

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room located in Spring, TX

General Surgery Q & A

What is general surgery?

General surgeons have extensive training in how to diagnose and treat problems involving your:

  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Abdomen and its organs
  • Skin and soft tissues
  • Neck trauma and disease
  • Vascular diseases
  • Endocrine system

Though they specialize in general surgery, the physicians at Spring Hospital take a hands-on approach to your care. You can count on individualized attention beginning at your initial consultation and lasting throughout your post-operative care.

What procedures does general surgery include?

Considering general surgeons treat multiple body areas, you won’t be surprised to learn that they offer a long list of procedures. The surgeons at Spring Hospital frequently perform:

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel obstruction repair
  • Breast biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair (paraesophageal and sliding)
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ventral hernia repair
  • Spigelian hernia repair
  • Liver ablation
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Infusaport insertion
  • Sports hernia (athletic pubalgia) repair
  • Thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
  • Whipple procedure

The general surgeons also treat some blood vessel problems, including performing peripheral vascular procedures and repairing abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Can I have minimally invasive general surgery?

The physicians at Spring Hospital routinely use minimally invasive surgery for their general surgery procedures. Minimally invasive surgery causes less trauma because it uses a small incision and narrow surgical instruments.

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive procedure. The procedure is named after an instrument called a laparoscope, which is a long, narrow tube used for surgery in the abdominal and pelvic regions.

The scope holds lighting and a high-definition video camera that transmits a magnified view from inside your body to a monitor. Your physician uses laparoscopic surgery to examine tissues and diagnose problems.

Then they can repair the problem by sending tools through the laparoscope or by creating another small incision for the instruments.

Can I have minimally invasive robotic surgery?

Spring Hospital features today’s most advanced robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. When using the da Vinci, your physician sits at the surgeon’s console, where they control and perform your surgery.

The surgeon wears sensitive controls on their fingers, watches the video from inside your body, and moves their fingers as though they’re holding the instrument.

The controls translate their finger and hand actions into movements performed by the robotic arms. The robotic arms are smaller than a human hand. The robot also has fine movement and a range of motion that exceeds human abilities.

As a result, the robotic system produces more accurate results in small areas and can repair even the most delicate tissues. 

If you need general surgery, call Spring Hospital today.

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