General Surgery

Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands

Multi-Specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center located in The Woodlands, TX

If you need surgery for a condition anywhere in your abdominal region, you need a general surgeon. The general surgery team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, has years of experience performing a vast range of surgical procedures, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce your risk of complications and shorten your recovery time. To learn about the many general surgery procedures available, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

General Surgery Q & A

What is general surgery?

General surgeons receive extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention of diseases involving your:

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

The general surgeons at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands provide compassionate attention throughout your procedure. You’ll receive personalized care beginning with your pre-surgical evaluation and continuing through your post-operative care.

What procedures are performed by general surgeons?

Considering the list of body areas treated by general surgeons, it’s no surprise that they perform an even longer list of procedures. Their skills range from removing a cyst to colon resections. These are a few examples of the surgeries they frequently perform at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Stomach surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Pancreatectomy

You may need to have open surgery, depending on the type of procedure, the severity of the underlying problem, and your overall health. Whenever possible, however, the general surgeons at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands perform minimally invasive surgery.

How do general surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery?

During a minimally invasive procedure, your general surgeon uses narrow instruments that are less than one-half inch in diameter. As a result, the surgeon needs to make only a few very small incisions to accommodate the instruments.

The primary instrument is a type of endoscope, such as a laparoscope, that contains lighting and a camera. The scope sends a magnified image from inside your body to a monitor, giving your surgeon an exceptional view of the surgical site.

Your surgeon inserts the instruments needed to perform your surgery through a few other small incisions, then they manipulate the surgical tools from outside your body while viewing the monitor.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive general surgery?

The health benefits of a minimally invasive procedure compared with traditional open surgery include:

  • Less pain after your surgery
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced blood loss during surgery
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Minimal scarring

One of the greatest advantages of minimally invasive surgery is that it’s done as outpatient surgery, so you can go home the same day.

If you need a surgical procedure, call Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands or schedule an appointment online.