General surgery is an expansive field that covers many different types of procedures, including the removal of cancerous tumors, removal of benign growths, gallbladder removal, hernia repairs, and more.
Some of the risks of general surgery include bad reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, postsurgical infections, wound infections, and blood clots. Specific types of procedures may carry additional risks for patients. Dr. Patel will explain all of the risks associated with a procedure in advance.
The skilled doctors at North Texas Surgical Specialists have significant experience performing all types of general surgery. They use all of the latest techniques to improve patient outcomes, including minimally-invasive surgery and robotic surgery. The doctors at this facility also recognize that each case is unique, and they plan each procedure carefully based on the patient’s individual characteristics and needs.
Minimally-invasive surgical procedures use smaller incisions than traditional open procedures. This reduces the size of the scar, the trauma to the patient’s body, and the risk of complications. Minimally-invasive surgeries also require shorter hospital stays, and they tend to cost less than traditional surgeries.
Robotic surgery is a method of surgery that utilizes a computerized system to perform surgical procedures. This system usually consists of mechanical arms that control surgical instruments, as well as a camera arm the surgeon can use to view the treatment area. The surgeon controls these arms using a computer. This method improves precision considerably.
In many cases, Dr. Patel will use robotic surgery in combination with minimally-invasive surgical techniques. By using these two techniques together, Dr. Patel can minimize the trauma to the patient and ensure the best outcome.
General surgery procedures vary considerably. The length of the recovery period will depend on the type of procedure, as well as the method Dr. Patel uses to perform the surgery. Dr. Patel can explain the expected recovery period to the patient before the procedure.