Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery provides comprehensive care for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon), pancreas and liver.
Digestive system surgery can be divided into upper GI surgery and lower GI surgery.
Upper gastrointestinal surgery, often referred to as upper GI surgery, refers to a practice of surgery that focuses on the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
Lower gastrointestinal surgery refers to a sub-specialization of medical practice whereby a general surgeon focuses on the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Patients are referred to St. Vincent’s Medical Center surgeons for management of a variety of benign and malignant (cancerous) GI disorders via open and laparoscopic approaches, including:
- Repair of primary, recurrent and complex abdominal wall hernias
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias and achalasia
- Weight-loss surgeries (gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and revisions)
- Gallbladder disease, as well as complex pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Enterocutaneous fistula and short bowel syndrome
- Anorectal disease including rectal prolapse, incontinence
- Nutrition and metabolism
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