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We offer surgical treatments for abdominal conditions such as adrenal tumors, gastric cancer, hernias and spleen disease. Using miniature instruments and cameras attached to robotic arms, our specially trained surgeons gain a magnified view inside the body and access to the smallest areas of the abdomen.
People are sometimes surprised to learn the range of procedures performed by a general surgeon. It includes breast cancer surgery, which may involve removing the whole breast or of just a tumor with some surrounding tissue. We work closely with our physician colleagues in cancer care to ensure continuity of treatment and a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.
If you have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, colitis, Crohn's disease or colon cancer, your doctor may recommend a colectomy, which is a procedure to remove part or all of the colon. The skilled surgeons at Mercy Medical Group can perform this procedure robotically with fewer incisions and less bleeding than traditional surgery.
If you have been diagnosed with gallbladder disease and your symptoms continue to worsen, you may need to have your gallbladder removed, a procedure known as a cholecystectomy. Our robotic-assisted surgeon can remove the gallbladder through a single incision in the belly button, leaving virtually no scar.
If medication and lifestyle changes aren't enough to relieve your heartburn or GERD symptoms, you may be a candidate for robotic GERD surgery, a procedure that stops the flow of acid by strengthening the valve between your esophagus and stomach. With just a few small incisions, our surgeons can help alleviate your chronic reflux symptoms and the need for GERD medications.
If you have a bulge in the groin or scrotum that feels like a round lump, you may have a hernia. This occurs when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin muscle, potentially obstructing your intestines and cutting off blood supply. Treatment options may include minimally invasive robotic-assisted hernia surgery.
If you have breast cancer, you may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size. Talk to your doctor to see if this procedure is right for you.
Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an innovative approach to removing breast cancer, where the surgeon places your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.
As medical technology evolves and improves, an increasing number of historically "open" surgical procedures are being performed using advanced minimally invasive techniques. That is, surgeries that once required large incisions can now be done with small ones. Many of these minimally invasive procedures are made possible by the introduction of robotic surgery tools, such as the da Vinci system, in which the surgeon uses a computer to precisely control tiny instruments that can bend and rotate. With the help of a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light at the end, the surgeon has a magnified 3D high-definition view inside the patient's body. Compared to other surgical procedures, the potential benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
With general surgeons located throughout Greater Sacramento, Mercy Medical Group ensures patients receive access to seamless, coordinated care-working alongside your primary care physician.