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Austin Surgeons has more than 100 years of collective experience in a broad range of surgical conditions. Please click on the tabs below to learn more about our services.
Although there are many types of hernias, they typically present as a hole in the abdominal muscular wall through which abdominal contents protrude. An operation to repair a hernia is called a herniorrhaphy.
The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen underneath the liver. It is connected to the common bile duct, which carries bile from the liver to the small intestine. It stores the bile made by the liver.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that consists of two lobes with a narrow isthmus between them. It lays over the trachea, or windpipe. The gland makes thyroid hormone, an important regulator of metabolism.
Hiatal Hernia and Heartburn
Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, is a very common condition. For most people, it is a mild problem that rarely requires medication. For some, however, it is a serious and even debilitating problem that can significantly affect quality of life.
The colon, or large intestine, is the terminal part of the digestive tract. A healthy colon has a smooth, protective lining. Colon tissue can undergo changes, however, and growths or other problems can occur that may require surgery.
Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
Over time, small pouches may form in the colon wall, known as diverticulosis. If these pouches become infected or inflamed, a painful and more serious problem called diverticulitis develops. Although aging may contribute to colon problems, diet makes the real difference in colon health.
Robotic surgery is laparoscopic surgery performed using The da Vinci System, which features enhanced 3-D, high definition vision and wristed instruments that bend and rotate far more than the human hand.
The physicians of Austin Surgeons have pioneered the use of laparoscopic surgery in Austin, performing some of the first procedures in the area.
Achalasia, also known as oesophageal achalasia, is a condition in which the oesophagus (a tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) is unable to move the food into the stomach.
The options available to a patient depend upon several factors; including the type of tumor, the extent of the disease at the time of diagnosis, age and medical history. Personal feelings about the treatment and self-image are also be important...
Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer. The tumor arises in pigmented cells in the skin called melanocytes. For reasons that we do not fully understand, these cells become cancerous, although sun exposure is thought to have a causative role.
Skin Lumps and Cysts
Patients are often referred to Austin Surgeons for the treatment of various lumps and bumps that can develop under the skin. These can form on any part of the body. Common types of lumps include lipomas, sebaceous cysts, enlarged lymph nodes, and abscesses.
Port-a-Cath for Chemotherapy
A Port-a-Cath (or “port”) is a device used to deliver medications into the bloodstream through a small flexible tube called a catheter. It is about the size of a quarter and half an inch thick. The port is positioned underneath the skin and is visible as a small raised area.
The adrenals are relatively small and paired glands located above the kidneys. The inner core of the adrenal gland is called the medulla, which produces catecholamines, commonly known as adrenaline.
The spleen is an organ in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen that plays a vital role in the immune system. The length of the spleen ranges from 3-6 inches and weight ranges from 1-8 ounces. Sometimes the spleen is referred to as a giant lymph node because it has an abundance of lymphoid tissue that attacks encapsulated organisms.
Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. Timely surgery is important. Untreated, the obstructed appendix can rupture. This can lead to a collection of infected fluid called an abscess, or a more severe abdominal infection called peritonitis.
Pilonidal cysts occur in the cleft between the buttocks. When infected, it is called an abscess. These cysts may be congenital (present at birth) or may result from hairs penetrating the skin and accumulating beneath the skin.
Surgery is an effective treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernias. In this surgery, the valve between the esophagus and the stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter or LES) is reinforced and the hernia through the diaphragm is repaired.
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