General Surgery at Elmbrook Memorial
At Elmbrook Memorial, many of our general surgeries re performed by minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive procedures use cameras and small instruments inserted through tiny incisions, often now just three to five tiny incisions roughly the size of a pencil eraser. Gallbladders, appendixes and colons can all be removed using this technique. Most bariatric surgery
is now performed laparoscopically. We are also performing many surgeries by a method referred to as SILS, or “single incision laparoscopic surgery.” The benefits include shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, quicker recoveries and a faster routine to your normal lifestyle. Learn about our groundbreaking minimally invasive options
Elmbrook Memorial is also proud to use a da Vinci robotic system, allowing many of our general surgeons to perform robot-assisted surgeries.
General Surgeons treat a wide variety of minor colon and rectal diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease to diverticulitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhoids, and more. Robotic-assisted surgery is also often used for colon and rectal diseases.
General surgeons perform a majority of all non-cosmetic breast surgery from lumpectomy to mastectomy, especially pertaining to the evaluation and diagnosis of breast cancer.
General Surgeons are trained to remove all or part of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck and the adrenal glands just above each kidney in the abdomen.
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