General Surgery is a Surgical Specialty
Boise General Surgery Procedures
General surgeons continue training in a surgical residency for a minimum of five years after medical school in order to be board certified as general surgeon. Below are categories encompassing frequent general surgery procedures.
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A surgery which is done to remove a portion of the small intestine is called Small Bowel Surgery/ Small Bowel Resection, or an Enterectomy. It is performed when part of the small intestine is either blocked or diseased.
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Hiatal Hernia / GERD Treatment
Hiatal Hernia / GERD is the flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid can travel back (reflux) as far as the throat. Do you often have heartburn or sour-tasting fluid in your throat? If so, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (Hiatal Hernia / GERD).
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Many gallbladder problems are caused by the dysfunction of the gallbladder, which may or may not include gallbladder stones. Gallstones form when substances in the bile crystallize and become solid. In some cases, the gallstones do not cause any symptoms.
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Lumps and Bumps
In our practice we often remove skin lesions (such as moles, or nevi), subcutaneous masses such as lipomas, or even chronic areas of repeated infection such as sebaceous cysts that tend to recur intermittently.
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Dr. Williams focuses on minimally invasive approaches to abdominal surgery including the gallbladder, stomach, intestines, hernia repair, acid reflux disease (Hiatal Hernia / GERD), varicose veins, cyst & tumor removal.
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The abdominal wall is made up of layers of muscle, fat, and other tissues. Together, they strengthen the abdominal wall. Hernia surgery repairs a weakness in the muscle and connective tissue. This prevents the intestines or other tissue from bulging out again.
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Any vein may become dilated and varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
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The spleen rests under your rib cage and helps to fight off infection and filters material. The spleen can rupture or become enlarged at which point can become life-threatening.
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