Learn about the range of general surgical procedures performed by Dr Silverman, including:
A gastroscopy is a type of endoscopy - a mechanism for investigating and examining the gastrointestinal tract that does not involve conventional surgery.
The medical name for the surgical removal of the spleen is 'splenectomy'. A splenectomy can either be a full splenectomy, where the entire organ is removed, or a partial splenectomy.
A cholecystectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. It is the recommended approach to treat gallstones and some other conditions that affect the gallbladder.
A hernia occurs where a weakness in the muscle wall just below the skin allows a section of internal tissue or organs to protrude. Hernias are very common and appear as a painful bulge or lump under the skin.
Incisional Hernia Repair
This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an incisional hernia.
Inguinal Hernia Repair
This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an inguinal hernia.
Umbilical and Paraumbilical Hernia Repair
This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an umbilical and paraumbilical hernia.
Surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
GORD is often caused by a valve that sits between the stomach and oesophagus (and normally prevents acid from the stomach flowing up into the oesophagus) not working properly. This page gives details of the surgical procedure to correct GORD.
Surgery for Upper GI Cancer
As cancer is a very complex disease which can be present in many parts of the body, it is best treated with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Pancreatic cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, surgery or a combination of the two. The commonest surgical procedure is called Whipple's procedure (see below), which removes any cancer in the pancreas and surrounding organs and tissue.
The Whipple's procedure - also known as a 'pancreatico-duodenectomy' - is performed to treat pancreatic cancer and involves removing a section of the pancreas and in some cases sections of other organs close to the pancreas.
Liver resection is the surgical procedure to treat secondary liver cancer by removing the section/s of liver containing cancer cells.
General Surgery FAQ
Investigate frequently asked questions about General Surgery.