General Surgery

Physicians with M Health Fairview in critical care and acute care surgery provide innovative care for surgical issues ranging from skin lesions and removal of gallbladder, to hernia repairs, laparoscopic exploration, and the repair of abdominal catastrophes. 
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Our Approach

A team of talented general, critical and acute care surgeons evaluate, diagnose, and treat simple and complex surgical patients.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

In addition to providing general surgery care, M Health Fairview specialists perform the following surgical interventions, including:

Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons and thoracic surgeons to see inside the body without surgery.
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Biopsy

A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue in order to test it for cancer. The cells can be removed in several ways and then analyzed in a laboratory.
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Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Neuromuscular ultrasound is an imaging test which is complementary to the electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) and allows your physician to directly visualize your nerves and muscles.
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Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

EMG and NCS are diagnostic tests that help your physician evaluate the function of your peripheral nerves and the electrical activity generated by your muscles. Those tests might be prescribed if you have tingling, numbness, weakness, muscle cramping or pain.
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Airway Clearance Therapies

Airway clearance therapies help people manage the symptoms of cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions. Airway clearance therapies can take a variety of forms, but all are easy to perform and involve coughing or huffing ─ taking a breath and holding it, then actively exhaling.
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Sweat Testing

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) have more salt (sodium and chloride) in their sweat than other people. Measuring the amount of salt in a person’s sweat is the preferred way to diagnose CF. Sweat testing is painless, fast and reliable.
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Nutrition Therapy

Cystic fibrosis (CF) can affect the pancreas which produces enzymes and fluids to help you digest food. This can cause a number of digestive problems from poor absorption of food and nutrients to gas and constipation and blockage in the digestive tract.
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – or ECMO – supports your cardiac or respiratory function if you have an acute injury or illness that is reversible. It will enable your heart or lungs to recover, or extend your life while waiting for a heart or lung transplant.
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Breast Surgery

Our breast surgeons perform several types of breast surgeries, depending on the location of the tumor, stage of cancer and other factors. Our surgeons also perform preventative (prophylactic) mastectomies for selected patients who are at high risk for hereditary breast cancer.
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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a potentially life-saving examination of the entire lower digestive system the colon and rectum. It is performed by a gastroenterologist using a long, thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a camera on the end.
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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is an examination of your child’s entire lower digestive system (the colon and rectum) to diagnose and treat disease. It is performed by a pediatric gastroenterologist using a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end called a colonoscope.
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Pediatric Endoscopy

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera on the end. Endoscopes enable specialists such as pediatric gastroenterologists to see inside your child’s gastrointestinal system without surgery.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Heller Myotomy (Achalasia Surgery)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bullet Removal
  • Feeding Tubes
  • Gastrostomy Tubes
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Lyses of Adhesions
  • Mass Removal
  • Mic-Key Tubes
  • PEG Placement
  • Pilonidal Cystectomy
  • Port Placement
  • Splenectomy
  • Swan-Ganz
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Trauma Care
  • VAC Management
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