The Surgical Group of North Texas offers a variety of surgical methods, from the traditional open surgery to minimally invasive methods such as laparoscopic surgery. Many surgeons are only trained on traditional surgical techniques. SGNT has surgeons trained in all of the latest techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Open surgery refers to surgery that is performed through incisions in the body that are large enough to perform the services of traditional surgery. Thanks to modern technology, though, many patients may opt for minimally-invasive techniques, which don’t require larger incisions. Depending on what kind of procedure you require, your surgeon might be able to perform minimally-invasive surgery. Such procedures are often performed using robotic systems, giving surgeons greater precision.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed through incisions that are typically half an inch long. Small tubes are inserted through the incisions, and surgeons thread surgical instruments and video cameras through the ports into the patient’s body in order to perform surgery. The video cameras project an image of the patient’s organs onto a monitor which can then be viewed by the surgeons. The use of video and minimally invasive instruments reduces scarring and speeds up the overall recovery of the patient form surgery.
Robotic systems may be utilized to improve on the methods used in minimally-invasive surgery. By means of robotic surgery, invasiveness is further minimized. When surgeons employ robotic surgery, which also an option at the Surgical Group of North Texas, they are able to achieve greater levels of precision and visualization when operating on a patient. Robotic systems allow surgeons to see the patient’s organs in three dimensions. Mechanical arms, controlled precisely by specially-designed computer software, replace hand movements. Robotic surgery provides for greater precision, smaller incisions, and improved recovery times post surgery.
General surgeries offered by the Surgical Group of North Texas include, but are not limited to the following:
- Single incision Robotic/laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Robotic/laparoscopic hernia repair (multiple types, including hiatal, paraesophageal and ventra and inguinal)
- Anti reflux surgery (Robotic/laparoscopic Nissen)
- Robotic/laparoscopic surgery for achalasia (Heller myotomy)
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Robotic/laparoscopic surgery of the spleen and tail of pancreas
- Thyroid/parathyroid surgery
- Liver surgery (Cysts, tumors, biopsy)
- Cysts and tumors of skin (lipomas, melanomas, pilonidal, etc)
- Robotic/laparoscopic surgery of the small intestine
- Laparoscopic feeding tube placement
- Robotic/laparoscopic adrenal surgery
- Biopsy or excision of lymph nodes
- Surgery for malrotation
- Muscle, nerve and blood vessel biopsy
- Mediport placement/removal/revision
- Robotic/laparoscopic surgery of the stomach
- Placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters
The surgeons at Surgical Group of North Texas will spend time with you to determine the safest option with the best results. If you’d like to talk to us and find out how we can help, please call the Surgical Group of North Texas at (817) 251-0070. You can also get in touch with us by clicking here and completing a contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.