Gastrointestinal tract surgery is a type of treatment that focuses on curing the abdominal organs of the body, which includes the stomach, the esophagus, the large and small intestine, and the rectum. The GI surgery is divided into two types: upper GI surgery and lower GI surgery.
The procedure of gastrointestinal surgery in Sebring will provide you with the latest and advanced surgery methods, such as robotics and minimally invasive general surgeries.
The pre-cancerous dysplastic tissues in the GI tract, which are at the last stage of transformation to cancer cells, can also be removed with the help of GI surgery.
Bacteria such as helicobacter pylori in the stomach can cause ulcers which result in pain.
When ulcers become more painful and show symptoms of acute pain and bleeding from the mouth or anus and left untreated by the non-surgical therapies, we use certain types of GI surgeries which can cure the stomach.
Before the actual surgery starts, the doctor will recommend stopping taking blood circulating medications that make the blood thin and advise not to smoke or drink a few weeks before the surgery.
Preparation Before the surgery
General anesthesia This type of medication is provided only when a patient has an open laparotomy or less invasive laparoscopic surgery to decrease the sensation. The patient will fall to sleep before or during the surgery.
Types of surgery:
1. Endoscopic surgery
Once the patient falls asleep in the operating room, the doctors will put the endoscope inside the mouth gently and carefully without damaging the surrounding tissue and internal organs. Once the endoscope reaches the ulcer, the medical instruments will be inserted to cure and control the bleeding.
2. Laparoscopic surgery
This surgery is similar to endoscopic surgery, but in this surgery, the surgeon will make an incision that can give access to pass the camera and surgical instruments inside the stomach to remove it and cure the ulcer-causing pain and bleeding.
3. Open laparotomy
In this surgery, the patient is entirely unconscious. Once the surgery is started, the incision is made 2 to 6 inches long. With the help of surgical instruments, the surgeon will detach the ulcer and replace the newly formed opening with another patch of the body and repair the incised area by closing it with the suture.
After the surgery
Patients who went through the surgery are advised not to put physical pressure on the abdominal area and not to eat acidic food or hot food as it will bring back ulcers.