Are you considering an elective surgery before the end of the year to take
advantage of your company benefits? Many common
surgical procedures can be performed at
Campbell County Memorial Hospital’s state of the art
surgical facilities by the general surgeons on our medical staff including:
General surgery focuses on structures of the abdomen including the esophagus,
stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Cholecystectomy,
the surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the most common surgical
procedures done worldwide. General surgeons also perform surgeries of
the breast, thyroid and for many types of cancers.
Many surgeries are performed laparoscopically, a technique using cameras
and small instruments inserted through several tiny incisions. Gallbladders,
appendices, and colons can all be removed with this technique. Hernias
are now repaired mostly laparoscopically. This technique results in a
shorter recovery time for the patient.
All general surgeons are trained in emergency surgery. Bleeding, infections,
bowel obstructions and organ perforations are the main problems they deal
with. Ruptures of the appendix and small bowel obstructions are other
common emergencies seen by general surgeons.