If your appendix is infected, it must be removed immediately. Surgeons can remove your appendix using robotic-assisted or laparoscopic surgery, reducing bleeding, pain and recovery time.
Your treatment will depend on the cause of your bowel obstruction. Your doctor may use minimally invasive or open surgery to clear the blockage and either repair or remove damaged parts of your intestine.
Your surgeon may use minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery to remove your gallbladder, the most common treatment to relieve the symptoms of gallstones.
A fistula that does not heal on its own may require surgery to remove it along with some of the surrounding intestinal tissue. Your surgeon may perform several procedures to complete the repair.
If your chronic pancreatitis does not respond to medicine and you have dilated pancreatic ducts, your doctor may recommend surgery to relieve blockage or to remove the pancreas, in part or entirely.
When your injured or diseased spleen must be removed, you may qualify for minimally invasive surgery performed by your doctor. This may reduce scarring and lessen your recovery time.
While medication frequently resolves or improves ulcers, you may need emergency surgery if you develop a bleeding or perforated ulcer or if the outlet from your stomach is obstructed.
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