Cardiac Surgeons perform operations on the heart and blood vessels of the body. There are a number of different types of operations on the heart, including:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
- Open heart surgery
- Minimally invasive valve surgery
- Complex repair of thoracic-aortic diseases, adult congenital and cardiac tumors
Thoracic surgeons operate on diseases that occur in the organs inside the chest and in the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity. They perform minimally invasive lung and chest surgery (VATS), thoracic oncology, and provide treatment of lung masses and esophageal diseases.
General Surgery involves a broad spectrum of surgical treatments for a multitude of conditions affecting the head, neck, breast, abdomen, extremities, and the gastrointestinal, vascular, and endocrine systems. A general surgeon provides diagnostic, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to patients. Surgical procedures are commonly performed for the treatment of abdominal trauma, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, inguinal hernia, stones of the gallbladder, and tumors of the intestines, colon, and breast. Many surgical procedures are now performed by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This method leaves less scarring and significantly shortens the recovery period.
Neurological Surgery involves the human brain. All of its connections with the spinal cord, and its web of peripheral nerves is an amazing communication system that transmits thousands of tiny messages throughout the body, making the simplest to the most complex task happen. However, when a problem or injury occurs, a neurological surgeon is the specialist who can determine where and why a breakdown in communication is occurring in the nervous system.
Bariatric Surgery provides the necessary physiologic assistance by dramatically reducing the stomach size, which reduces the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten at a meal.
- Atlantic Surgical Associates