The abdominal surgery services that we provide in our facilities address the three primary types of gastrointestinal disease:
- “Classic” surgery: repairing inguinal and abdominal hernias, vesicle ablation, appendectomy, sigmoid diverticulosis, surgical treatment of hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux, anal disease, etc.
- Cancer surgery in close collaboration with our oncology team: all organs: colon, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, and all tumors affecting the abdominal organs.
- Bariatric surgery, meaning surgical treatment of severe obesity. Different types of procedures are performed, but bypass (gastrojejunal anastomosis) and sleeve gastrectomies are the most common.
The majority of these procedures are performed laparoscopically, which means using a minimally invasive technique that causes little pain and leaves only small scars. Thus, the length of hospital stay is very short; some of these operations can be performed on an outpatient basis (internal transfer to the outpatient department) so that patients can arrive in the morning and leave the same evening (hernia, vesicle, installing or removing a gastric ring, etc.). Continuity of care is provided by a team of gastrointestinal surgeons. Emergency care is available day and night. Our resuscitation service is available to manage any consequences of significant interventions or patients who are particularly fragile; in the event that complications occur, follow-up and treatment are provided at our facilities. There is no need to plan a transfer to another service or facility.