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General Surgery

Advanced and Compassionate Surgical Methods

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s general surgery team is among the best in the region, providing state-of-the-art surgical treatments along with compassionate care. Offering services to communities throughout Southwestern Indiana, our surgical team provides care to both Memorial Hospital patients and visiting patients of referring physicians.

Schedule an appointment by calling Memorial Surgical Associates at (812) 996-6580.

Types of General Surgery

There are a variety of surgical options provided at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. If your road back to health requires surgery, our surgical teams are committed to providing high-quality care in a safe, compassionate, and comfortable environment. MHHCC's expert surgeons, anesthesia providers, and nursing staff offer comprehensive care. Surgery may be performed using conventional, minimally invasive techniques or robotic-assisted technology. Many surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis - meaning you return home the same day as your procedure. When you do require a hospital stay, we offer large private rooms and an experienced, empathetic staff to help you recover as quickly as possible.

You can rest assured that your referred surgeon will be highly experienced and accomplished in their field, with team members specializing in the following surgical procedures and more:

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery is an important treatment option for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or other malignant conditions surrounding the breast. There are a few different breast surgery treatments your surgeon may recommend based on the severity of your symptoms, including the following:

  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Needle localization
  • Breast conservation surgery

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery is a medical procedure that involves making an incision into the abdomen, in order to access and treat various internal organs. These surgeries can range from simple procedures to more complex ones, depending on the condition that needs to be treated. Common conditions that require abdominal surgery include appendicitis, hernias, ulcers, and tumors. Your surgeon may recommend any of the following procedures depending on your condition:

  • Colon and rectal cancer Surgery
  • Gastric (stomach) surgery
  • Small bowel surgery
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement/removal
  • Feeding tube placement/removal
  • Surgery to treat gastric reflux
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Splenectomy
  • Abdominal wall hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive procedures refer to medical procedures that are performed with small incisions or no incisions at all. These methods involve the use of advanced technology such as endoscopy, infrared imaging, robotic arms, and cameras, all of which allow doctors to perform surgery without having to make large incisions. Minimally invasive procedures have a number of advantages, including a lower risk of infection, less pain and scarring, faster recovery times, and reduced costs. They also allow doctors to access hard-to-reach areas more easily and with greater precision. Some of the minimally invasive procedures we offer include:

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • DaVinci robotic hernia repair
  • DaVinci robotic cholecystectomy
  • DaVinci robotic bowel resection

Hemorrhoid Surgery

Hemorrhoid surgery is a type of medical procedure that can be used to treat and relieve the uncomfortable symptoms associated with painful and enlarged hemorrhoids. These procedures aim to reduce pain, bleeding, and itching caused by these swollen veins. Recovery time varies depending on individual circumstances, but generally takes 2-4 weeks before the patient can resume activities like sitting and walking. Options include:

  • Banding
  • Traditional or stapling procedures

Skin and Lymphatic Surgery

These forms of surgery seek to improve the skin’s overall appearance and function by removing any tumors, cysts, and scars, as well as restoring structure following trauma or burns. Additionally, these procedures aim to reduce inflammation caused by swelling or cancerous cells within the lymphatic system. Skin and lymphatic surgery options may include:

  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Excision of skin cancer/melanoma
  • Skin grafts
  • Pilonidal cyst excision
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Lymph node excision
  • Hidradenitis excision
  • Excision of lipoma (fatty tumor)
  • Laser removal of condyloma
  • Amputations
  • Amputation revision

Vascular Access Surgery

Vascular access surgery is a procedure used to create an entry point into a patient's vein. The purpose of this procedure is to allow medical professionals to directly administer medications or fluids and access blood for testing purposes. Vascular access surgeries also include procedures that can help repair or reconstruct veins that have been blocked or damaged due to various medical conditions. Procedures include:

  • Port placement/removal
  • Dialysis access (AV Fistula/Graft)

Providing Exceptional General Surgery Services in Jasper

At Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, we are proud to provide patients with comprehensive and compassionate surgical care. Our team is here to provide individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient. We understand that each patient's journey is unique, and our general surgeons will create a path to wellness that fits your specific needs.

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