In the IMG Hospital our patients are our reason for existence, therefore, we dedicate all our attention and care. In the general surgery area, our center has a team of specialized professionals, who perform their procedures in surgery rooms equipped with the latest technology.
General surgery is aimed at the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies that are resolved by surgical or potentially surgical procedures, both elective and emergency, of benign, inflammatory, traumatic or neoplastic origin in the following devices, systems and anatomical areas: digestive system , abdominal wall, endocrine system, breast, skin and soft tissues, retroperitoneum and external conditions of the head and neck.
Some of the most common surgical interventions:
Appendectomy: involves the surgical removal of the appendix, a small tubular structure that detaches from the large intestine to treat acute appendicitis. Appendicitis is the acute inflammation of this tube because of infection.
Breast biopsy: A biopsy is a diagnostic test that includes the removal of tissue or cells to be examined under a microscope. This procedure is also used to remove abnormal tissue from the breast. The biopsy can be done by using a hollow needle to remove tissue (biopsy by puncture), or a lump can be partially or totally removed (lumpectomy) for examination or treatment.
Cholecystectomy: surgery to remove the gallbladder (a pear-shaped sac located near the right lobe of the liver that contains bile). It may be necessary to remove the gallbladder if the gallbladder is prone to have problematic gallstones, if you have an infection or cancer.
Debridement of wounds, burns or infections: Debridement includes the surgical removal of foreign material or dead, damaged or infected tissue from a wound or burn. By removing diseased or dead tissue, healthy tissue is exposed to allow more effective healing.
Skin-free graft: A skin graft includes the separation of healthy skin from a part of the body to repair areas of lost or damaged skin in another part of the body. Often, skin grafts are made as a result of burns, injuries or surgical removal of diseased skin. More often, they are performed when the area is too large to be repaired by suturing or natural healing.
Hemorrhoidectomy: is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids, which are dilated veins in the lower rectum or anus.
Inguinal hernia repair: inguinal hernias are lumps of the small intestine in a weak area of the lower abdominal muscles. Inguinal hernias occur in the groin. Surgical repair returns the bowel to its original location, and repairs defects in the abdominal wall.
Mastectomy: is the removal of the entire breast or part of it. Usually, mastectomies are done to treat breast cancer. There are several types of mastectomies, including the following:
- Partial mastectomy (segmental, also called breast conservation surgery): includes the removal of breast cancer and a portion of normal breast tissue around the cancer.
- Total (or simple) mastectomy: The surgeon removes the entire breast including the nipple, the areola (circular and colored area around the nipple) and most of the underlying skin.
- Modified radical mastectomy: The surgeon removes the entire breast (including the nipple, areola, and underlying skin), and some of the lymph nodes under the arm.
- Partial colectomy: the removal of a portion of the large intestine (colon), which could be used to treat colon cancer or inflammatory conditions, such as ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis.
Prostatectomy: total or partial surgical removal of the prostate gland, which is the male sexual gland that surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. Prostatectomy can be done because of an enlarged prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia ("BPH"), or if the prostate gland is cancerous.
Tonsillectomy: surgical removal of one or both tonsils. Tonsils are located in the back of the mouth and help fight infection.
Exterioration of soft tissue tumors: it is the surgical extraction of skin lesions, be it Lipomas, foreign bodies, warts, granulomas, among others.
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