MRMC’s surgical services team partners with you, your primary care provider, and other specialists to ensure the best possible health outcomes and care experience. We are a recognized regional leader in general surgical services and in-demand specialized services such as balloon sinuplasty, bariatric surgery, and transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF procedure) for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
With the support of advanced technology and a goal of swift recovery, MRMC’s surgery team is standing by to help you achieve or maintain optimal health. Our surgical services include:
General Surgeons have a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia, which are common to all surgical specialties. General Surgeons have specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications, in nine primary components of surgery, all of which are essential to the education of a broadly based surgeon.
Anesthesiology is the field of medicine dedicated to relieving pain before, during, and after surgery. There are three types of anesthesia: local, regional, and general. A physician anesthesiologist may work with and supervise a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), but the physician anesthesiologist retains overall responsibility for the patient’s safety.
An anesthesiologist will do the following:
- Determine if it is safe to proceed with the anesthetic and surgery or procedure.
- Devise an anesthetic plan with the patient. This is typically general anesthesia, sedation anesthesia, or regional anesthesia such as a spinal, epidural, or regional nerve block (usually accompanied by intravenous sedation).
- Ensure unconsciousness with general anesthesia, or the appropriate level of sedation with sedation anesthesia.
- Monitor and maintain normal vital signs, including respirations (breaths), pulse, blood pressure, and temperature.
- Monitor and maintain normal levels of oxygen in the bloodstream and carbon dioxide gas in the lungs.
- Identify and treat any problem or emergency that may occur before, during, and after the procedure, such as an unexpected or allergic reaction to a medication, bleeding, or an unexpected change in vital signs.
- Minimize the stress response to the operation or procedure to allow the patient to make the best recovery.
- Control pain after surgery.
- Provide ongoing care after the surgery in the anesthesia care unit or intensive care unit.
Balloon sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic nasal surgery that uses small balloon catheters to inflate and drain the large nasal sinuses. Balloon sinuplasty is typically used to treat cases of severe rhinosinusitis or sinus inflammation and blockage in the nose. The procedure was adapted from angioplasty, where balloon catheters are used to dilate damaged or congested blood vessels near the heart. This procedure requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue.
Bariatric surgery, commonly referred to as weight loss surgery, helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be an option for patients who cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or who have serious health problems caused by obesity. There are different types of weight loss surgery, but most are designed to limit the amount of food you can take in and are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face, as well as many ENT primary care problems in both children and adults.
Endoscopic procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. There are many types of endoscopes, but some of the most common procedures performed at MRMC include colonoscopy, upper GI, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and the endoscopic ultrasound.
Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision. After cataract surgery, expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts.
Obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYN) are physicians who possess special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders, such that it distinguishes them from other physicians and enables them to serve as consultants to other physicians and as primary physicians for women. Common procedures include cervical cryosurgery, dilation and curettage (D&C), hysteroscopy, and pelvic laparoscopy.
Orthopedic surgeons treat problems of the musculoskeletal system including diagnosing your injury or disorder, providing treatment plans and education to prevent injury or slow the progression of disease, and providing surgical solutions. While orthopedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopedists specialize in certain areas, such as the foot and ankle, spine, shoulder, hand, hip or knee.
A Podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg (lower extremity).
A DPM is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries. A podiatric physician works independently, utilizes x-rays and laboratory tests for diagnostic purposes, prescribes medications, orders physical therapy, sets fractures, and performs surgery. As part of a healthcare team, the DPM works closely with other health professionals to treat and control disease.
The transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is a minimally invasive treatment and an effective solution for chronic acid reflux (heartburn) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The TIF procedure is minimally invasive, and is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions. Learn more at GERD Help.
Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and comprehensive, longitudinal management of disorders of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the intracranial and coronary arteries. Vascular surgery is indicated when a patient has vascular disease that cannot be treated by less invasive, nonsurgical treatments. The purpose of vascular surgery is to treat vascular diseases, which are diseases of the arteries and veins. Arterial disease is a condition in which blood clots, arteriosclerosis, and other vascular conditions occur in the arteries. Venous disease involves problems that occur in the veins. Some vascular conditions occur only in arteries, others occur only in the veins, and some affect both veins and arteries.