General & Colorectal Procedures
Treatment From General Surgery & Colorectal Experts
General & Colorectal Outpatient Surgery Center
The Surgical Institute of Alabama is a premier ambulatory surgery center for general & colorectal surgery. Our experts treat conditions in a high-tech outpatient environment.
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is minimally invasive surgery to remove the gallbladder. It helps people when gallstones cause inflammation, pain or infection.
Open hernia repair is where an incision, or cut, is made in the groin. The hernia “sac” containing the bulging intestine is identified. The surgeon then pushes the hernia back into the abdomen and strengthens the abdominal wall with stitches or synthetic mesh.
A Port-A-Cath is a device that contains a port a small, round reservoir covered with a plastic membrane and a catheter. The reservoir is implanted just below your skin, while the catheter runs under your skin into a large vein. A needle can easily puncture the plastic membrane to deliver medication or withdraw blood.
Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. It produces hormones that control every aspect of your metabolism, from your heart rate to how quickly you burn calories.
A breast biopsy is a procedure to remove a sample of breast tissue for testing. The tissue sample is sent to a lab, where doctors who specialize in analyzing blood and body tissue (pathologists) examine the tissue sample and provide a diagnosis.
A mastectomy is surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer.
Surgical removal of cysts that usually develops in the crease of the buttocks is called pilonidal cystectomy. Pilonidal cysts are usually seen along the tailbone.
A muscle biopsy is a procedure used to diagnose diseases involving muscles. A small piece of muscle is removed from the designated muscle, processed in the laboratory, and viewed microscopically.
Surgeries for hemorrhoids can be divided into simpler, outpatient, and less invasive procedures you can do without anesthesia and more complex, inpatient surgeries.
Sphincterotomy, also called a lateral internal sphincterotomy, is a type of procedure that is used to cut the anal sphincter. The anal sphincter is the group of muscles connected to the rectum, at the end of the digestive tract, through which bowel movements are passed.