Medical Services

Surgery

 
Physicians and dedicated surgical teams perform a number of surgeries at Mercy including orthopedic, robotic, cardiac, podiatric, and plastic. Some of these procedures include: 
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery- anti reflux surgery (nissen fundoplication), appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hernia repair, and colectomy
  • Anorectal surgery-abscess, fissurectomy, fistulotomy, hemorrhoidectomy/rubber band ligation, sphincterotomy
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Breast surgery-biopsy, lumpectomy, needle localization biopsy, mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Colon surgery-colectomy, low anterior resections, abdominal perineal resection, colonoscopy and endoscopy
  • Gastrostomy placement
  • Hernia Repair (Abdominal, Hiatal, Inguinal, Femoral, and Umbilical)
  • Port placement and central lines
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Skin and soft tissue biopsy and excisions, pilonidal cyst management
  • Splenectomy
  • Venous ligation, division, and ablation

Dr. Green offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive hernia surgery which  includes robotic inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernia repairs. Benefits include shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, faster recovery, smaller incisions with minimal scarring, less need for narcotic pain medicine and quicker return to work.



Is hyperkinetic gallbladder an indication for colecystectomy? View this article featuring Drs. Saurabh and Green.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30209609

Pre-surgical dietary guidelines:

Adults and Children older than 12 months

  • DO NOT eat any solid food after midnight
  • You may consume 8 ounces of clear liquids* after midnight up to 4 hours before surgery is scheduled.
  • DO NOT drink anything 4 hours before scheduled surgery time
  • For surgery scheduled 7:45 a.m. DO NOT drink anything after 3:30 a.m.

    Infants and Children younger than 12 months:

    • DO NOT eat any solid food after midnight
    • May drink infant formula up to 7 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • May drink breast milk up to 5 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • May drink clear liquids* up to 3 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • DO NOT drink anything 3 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • For surgery scheduled 7:45 a.m. DO NOT drink anything after 4:30 a.m.

DO NOT chew gum, suck on hard candy or mints 8 hours before your scheduled surgery time.

*Examples of clear liquids (liquids you can see through): water, clear fruit juices (apple juice), carbonated beverages (7-Up or Sprite), tea and black coffee (no cream or sugar).