Procedures

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 multiple systems throughout the entire body. Some surgical conditions may require a minor procedure that can be done in the office, while others may require hospitalization and major surgery. Many surgical procedures can be done using specialized equipment, such as laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) or endoscopy. Exciting new technology now intimately integrated into the general surgery arena includes da Vinci Robotic Surgery, breast cryoablation, and minimally invasive hemorrhoid surgery.

Our staff of professions has been trained to perform and can offer to patients all of the procedures listed below.

Advanced Laparoscopy –
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Single-Incision Robotic Surgery Appendectomy Cholecystectomy Hernia Repair (all types) Nissen Fundoplication Gastric Resection (all types) Colon/Rectal Resection (all types) Diagnostic Laparoscopy Splenectomy Adrenalectomy Multiple Other Intra-abdominal Procedures

Alimentary Tract

Esophagus

• Esophageal Diverticulectomy • 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


Breast

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

Endoscopy

Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD) Colonoscopy Bronchoscopy


General

Trauma Port-A-Cath Insertion / Removal

Critical Care

• Trancheostomy • Central Line • Chest Tube • Ventilator Management/Hemodynamic Monitoring/Sepsis Treatment • PEG Tube (Feeding Tube)

General Abdomen

Exploratory Laparotomy Open cholecystectomy Bile Duct Surgery Splenectomy (spleen removal)


Hernia

Inguinal (groin) Hernia Repair Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repair Umbilical Hernia Repair Hiatal Hernia Repair


Office-based Procedures

Diagnostic Ultrasound (breast and soft tissue) Ultrasound-guided Biopsy (breast and soft tissue) Simple soft tissue excisions (cyst, lipoma, etc.) Laceration Repair/Suture Removal Small Abscess Drainage Skin Biopsy Wound Care

Skin & Soft Tissue

Lymph node biopsy/dissection Excision of skin lesions, cysts, lipomas, etc. Skin Cancer Resection Skin Grafting

Specialty: Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Hernia Repair (Inguinal/Ventral/Umbilical/Hiatal) Cholecystectomy Single-incision cholecystectomy Colon Resection & Diversion Appendectomy Nissen Fundoplication (for reflux disease) Feeding tube insertion

Special Training

Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization
(THD – Hemorrhoid Procedure)
Single-site Surgery (Gallbladder) da Vinci Robotic Surgery Breast cryoablation procedures