Common Surgical Problems and Procedures

Some of the most common general surgical problems and procedures are listed below as well as weight loss surgical procedures.

  • Abscesses and Fistulas
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistulas
  • Colovesical Fistulas
  • Disease of the Small Intestine
  • Diverticulitis & Diverticulosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Fissures and Anal Ulcers
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair (Open and Laparoscopic)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Parathyroid Gland Surgery
  • Proctitis and Colitis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedure
  • Skin Lesion Removal (Benign and Malignant)
  • Tracheostomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal – Upper and Lower

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Weight Loss Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Common problems treated by a thoracic surgeon include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Severe emphysema
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Swallowing disorders such as achalasia
  • Excess sweating, usually of the upper extremity called hyperhydrosis

Procedures commonly performed include:

  • Removal of portion(s) of the lung containing cancer, e.g., lobectomy, pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopy or VATS
  • Removal of a portion of the esophagus containing cancer and reconstruction of the gastrointestinal tract or esophagogastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Thoracoscopic sympathectomy

For more information about the conditions and procedures please visit our recommended medical resource web sites:

American College of Surgeons
American Cancer Society
Mayo Clinic
Susan G. Komen for the Cure