You will be informed on what to expect for your specific surgery, the risk involved, the benefits of the surgery and your recovery expectations. Please note, Each surgery has an individual outcome. Therefore, We cannot predetermine your actual results and patient involvement for after care and proper diligence of wound care, We will prepare you for the optimum result. We at Paul F. Stemmer M.D. will do our best to give you precise after care instructions for your individual recovery.
DISCLAIMER:The following information is provided by WIKIPEDIA.COM They may not be the views or treatment procedures of Paul F. Stemmer M.D. Please consult with your physician for any and all concerns. General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g. intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists). They also deal with diseases involving the skin and hernias.
Breast Mass Removal: There are several types of Breast Mass Removal, not limited to:Lumpectomy (aka: tylectomy) is a common surgical procedure designed to remove a discrete lump, usually a tumor, benign or malignant, from an affected man or woman's breast. As the tissue removed is generally quite limited and the procedure relatively non-invasive, compared to a mastectomy, a lumpectomy is considered a viable means of "breast conservation" or "breast preservation" surgery with all the attendant physical and emotional advantages of such an approach.
Hernia Repair: Herniorrhaphy (Hernioplasty, Hernia repair) is a surgical procedure for correcting hernia.
A hernia is a bulging of internal organs or tissues, which protrude through an abnormal opening in the muscle wall. Hernias
can occur in the abdomen, groin, and at the site of a previous surgery.
GALLBLADDER REMOVAL; Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Despite the development of non-surgical techniques, it is the most common method for treating symptomatic gallstones, although there are other indications for the procedure, including carcinoma. Surgery options include the standard procedure, called laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and an older more invasive procedure, called open cholecystectomy. A cholecystectomy is performed when attempts to treat gallstones with ultrasound to shatter the stones (lithotripsy) or medications to dissolve them have not proved feasible.
COLONOSCOPY: Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fibre optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions.