NorthStar Surgery Specialists, P.A. specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant surgical diseases. The practice of General Surgery involves the management of a wide variety of conditions involving the abdomen, chest, skin, endocrine system, vascular system, and many other tissues. Some surgical conditions may require a minor procedure that can be done in the office, while others may require hospitalization and major surgery. Some surgical procedures can be done using specialized equipment, such as laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) or endoscopy. Exciting new technology now just being introduced to the general surgery arena include include da Vinci Robotic Surgery and minimally invasive breast and hemorrhoid surgery. Dr. Vineet Choudhry has been trained to perform and can offer to patients all of the following procedures. Please note that all sections include procedures for both benign diseases and for cancer surgery.


Skin & Soft Tissue
  • Lymph node biopsy/dissection
  • Excision of skin lesions, cysts, lipomas, etc.
  • Skin cancer resection
  • Skin grafting


Breast
  • Breast biopsy
  • Mastectomy – Simple and Modified Radical
  • Lumpectomy (breast conservation treatment)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cryoablation for benign and malignant breast disease


Alimentary Tract
  • Esophagus
    • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
    • Esophageal Dilation
    • Anti-reflux Procedures (e.g. Nissen fundoplication)
  • Stomach
    • Gastrostomy (feeding tube)
    • Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
    • Gastric Resection (benign/malignant)
  • Small Intestine
    • Small Bowel Obstruction (e.g. lysis of adhesions)
    • Small Bowel Resection (benign/malignant)
    • Ileostomy (stoma)
  • Colon
    • Colostomy (stoma)
    • Colon Resection (for colon cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, etc.
  • Anus/Rectum
    • Rectal Resection (benign/malignant)
    • Hemorrhoid Surgery (including THD surgery)
    • Anal Abscess/Fistula Treatment


General Abdomen
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Open cholecytectomy
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Kidney Repair/Resection (trauma)


Hernia
  • Inguinal (groin) Hernia Repair
  • Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
Advanced Laparoscopy – Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery (multiple types)
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia Repair (all types)
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Gastric Resection (all types)
  • Colon/Rectal Resection (all types)
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Splenectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Multiple Other Intra-abdominal Procedures


Endoscopy
  • Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy


General
  • Trauma
  • Porta-Cath Insertion/Removal
  • Critical Care
    • Tracheostomy
    • Central Line
    • Chest Tube
    • Ventilator Management/Hemodynamic Monitoring/Sepsis Treatment
    • PEG Tube (feeding tube)


Office Based Procedures
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound (breast and thyroid)
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy (breast and thyroid)
  • Simple skin excisions (cyst, lipoma, etc.)
  • Laceration Repair/Suture Removal
  • Small Abscess drainage
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Wound Care


da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia (inguinal/ventral/hiatal/umbilical)
  • Cholecystectomy
    • Single incision cholecystectomy
  • Colon Resection


Special Training
  • Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD – Hemorrhoid Procedure)
  • da Vinci Robotics Surgery
  • Cryoablation for benign and malignant breast disease
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