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General Surgery

The Surgeons at Great South Bay Surgical Associates specialize in a variety of general surgical procedures including:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery (also known as minimally invasive surgery) is used when performing many surgeries. The benefits of laparoscopic surgeries are quicker recovery and less pain for the patient along with les visible scarring. Examples include laparoscopic hernia repairs, appendectomies and gallbladder surgery.
  • Hernia Surgery- A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdomen wall. They are common in areas such as the belly button (umbilical hernia) and the groin (inguinal hernia). They can occur after surgery as well (incisional hernia). They can be repaired utilizing laparoscopic or open techniques.
  • Gallbladder and Hepatobiliary Surgery- The gallbladder is found under the liver and it stores bile made by the liver. Gallbladder surgery is performed if the gallbladder is not performing the correct way and/or if you suffer from gallstones. Symptoms include indigestion, nausea, or severe pain in the upper right/middle of the stomach area. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is performed for over 98 percent of all patients.
  • Breast Surgery- The doctors in our office see a high volume of breast-related problems for benign disease and cancer (see oncology).
  • Endocrine Surgery- Endocrine surgery is performed to treat disorders within the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery (laparoscopic techniques).

Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)

  • Breast Cancer Surgery including Nipple Sparing and Skin Sparing Cancer procedures, Lymph Node preserving procedures to prevent lymphedema, Breast Conservation Surgery (lumpectomy) and Breast Reconstruction.
  • GI Cancer Surgery, Stomach (gastric), and Small Bowel, Colon and Rectal Surgery (laparoscopic and open techniques).
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer Surgery with Sentinel Node Techniques
  • Sarcomas (tumors of muscle)