Other Surgical Procedures

For women and men from throughout the Tucson, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, Weight Loss Institute of Arizona has become synonymous with bariatric surgery. What many people don’t know is that we also offer a full range of other surgical procedures using advanced techniques and technology. Most of the other procedures we do are part of routine healthcare, though some are more specialized. Regardless, our highly-skilled surgeons provide personal care and attention to help make your procedure – whatever it may be – as comfortable and stress free as possible.Your comfort, safety, and health are our priorities at East Valley Surgery Center. Feel free to contact us at (480) 829-6100. You can learn more about any of the surgical services we offer by visiting the Weight Loss Institute of Arizona main website.

Your General Surgery Options

Below are the procedures most often performed at our surgery center.

Colonoscopy: This procedure can detect inflammation, ulcers and abnormal growths in the rectum and colon. The doctor inserts a long, flexible, lighted scope into the anus and slowly guides it through the rectum and into the colon. This procedure may be a part of routine healthcare or prescribed to help diagnose unexplained bowel symptoms.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD): In this procedure, we examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum with a flexible endoscope (small camera) which is inserted down the throat.

Hemorrhoidectomy: Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal that can become inflamed and swollen. This procedure removes these inflamed vascular structures by closing off the swollen vein inside, and removing the hemorrhoid through incisions. The surgical area may be left open or stitched closed.

Hernia Repair: Hernias can be repaired laparoscopically, making it a minimally-invasive procedure. Through a series of tiny incisions, our surgeons can reinforce the defect with surgical mesh, resulting in a shorter operative time, less discomfort, and a quicker recovery

Lap Cholecystectomy: Using a laparoscope, the doctor removes the gallbladder. Several small incisions are made and the surgery is completed by putting instruments and the scope through those incisions to perform the surgery while the body remains closed.

Find out what to expect the day of surgery and afterwards when you visit other pages on this site.

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