Each physician at Linden Surgical Center is highly specialized and trained in the newest
surgical techniques. They have expert knowledge in performing a wide spectrum of surgical
and non-surgical procedures. To learn more, please select a category below.
General surgery is a discipline that requires a broad spectrum of knowledge of various diseases that may require surgical treatment. Typically, general surgery focuses on the abdominal area, including the stomach, esophagus, colon, small bowel, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. General surgery also includes knowledge of diseases involving the skin, soft tissue, breast, and hernias.
Common general surgeries performed at Linden Surgical Center are listed below. Select a category to learn more.
- Total Colectomy removes the entire colon
- Partial Colectomy removes only part of the colon
- Hemicoloectomy removes either the right or left portion of the colon
- Protocolectdomy removes both the colon and the rectum
If a patient is diagnosed with a colorectal condition such as colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis a doctor may recommend surgery to remove all or part of the patient’s colon.
There are different types of colectomy surgeries.
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
A laparoscopic colectomy is also commonly performed at Linden Surgical Center. This procedure is known as a minimally invasive surgery because it allows surgeons to perform many of the colon procedures listed above through small incisions. The surgeons operate through 4 or 5 small openings (about a quarter inch) while watching an enlarged image of the patient’s internal organs on a television monitor. This type of colectomy has many advantages including less postoperative pain, quicker return to normal activity, and quicker return of bowel function.
A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus. Swollen veins can develop from increase in pressure in the lower rectum. Common causes of hemorrhoids include straining during bowel movements, obesity, pregnancy, low-fiber diet, and chronic diarrhea or constipation.
A hemorrhoidectomy requires incisions made in the tissue around the hemorrhoid. The swollen vein inside the hemorrhoid is tied off to prevent bleeding, and the hemorrhoid is removed.
A biopsy is an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease. The most common type of biopsy is a needle biopsy in which a needle is used to access the suspicious tissue.