Femoral Hernia Surgery in Anchorage, Alaska

Femoral Hernia Surgery - Far North Surgery

A femoral hernia occurs in the upper thigh near the groin just below the inguinal ligament when a portion of your intra-abdominal tissue pushes through a weak area of the groin. At Far North Surgery, Dr. Madhu Prasad – a general surgeon in Anchorage, AK and his team are experienced in treating femoral hernias with successful outcomes.

Causes of Femoral Hernia

The exact cause of femoral hernias is not known. They may develop over time due to straining or the person may be born with weakened muscle walls. Factors that cause over-straining include:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Coughing
  • Obesity
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Straining with urination or defecation

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Inguinal Hernia Surgery in Anchorage, AK

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An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissues or a part of the small intestine pushes through a weak area or a defect in your lower abdominal wall. At Far North Surgery, Dr. Madhu Prasad – a general surgeon in Anchorage, AK – and his team have years of experience in treating inguinal hernias with successful outcomes.

Causes of Inguinal Hernia

The main cause of inguinal hernias is not known; however, they could be caused due to weak spots in the abdominal wall. Weaknesses can be the result of birth defects or other defects formed later on. Other risk factors include:

  • Fluid or pressure in the abdomen
  • Repetitive straining during urination or bowel movements
  • Heavy lifting, such as weight lifting
  • Chronic cough
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • History of hernias

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Incisional Hernia Surgery in Anchorage, AK

Incisional Hernia Surgery - Far North Surgery

An incisional hernia occurs when weakness in the muscle of the abdomen, caused by prior abdominal surgery, allows the tissues, muscles, and/or parts of the internal organs to protrude through the weakened abdominal wall. At Far North Surgery, Dr. Madhu Prasad – a general surgeon in Anchorage, AK – and his team are highly trained and qualified to handle complex incisional hernia surgeries with successful outcomes.

Causes of Incisional Hernia

The most common causes of an incisional hernia are:

  • Complications from a past abdominal surgery
  • Infection
  • Poor wound care
  • Improper surgical methods or stitching
  • A history of multiple abdominal surgeries
  • Overexertion
  • Excessive pressure from coughing, sneezing, or straining
  • Heavy lifting or poor lifting techniques
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

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Hiatal Hernia Surgery (Diaphragmatic) – Anchorage, AK

Hiatal Hernia Surgery (Diaphragmatic) Anchorage AK

A hiatal hernia develops when the stomach pushes through the diaphragm and into the chest. A small hiatal hernia can be treated with medication while a large hiatal hernia may require surgery. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad has the experience and expertise to treat hiatal hernias with successful outcomes.

Causes of Hiatal Hernia

Any of the following factors may cause a hiatal hernia:

  • Being born with a large hiatal opening
  • Increased pressure on the abdomen due to vomiting, coughing, straining during bowel movements, lifting heavy objects, or exercising
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Extra fluid in the abdomen
  • Injury, trauma, or any surgery around the area

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Parathyroid Surgery | Endocrinologist Anchorage, Alaska

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Parathyroid surgery, also known as parathyroidectomy, is a surgical procedure in which all or part of your parathyroid glands is removed. This surgery is recommended when your parathyroid glands, located right behind your thyroid gland, don’t function properly. Dr. Madhu Prasad – a general surgeon in Anchorage, AK has the expertise and experience in performing parathyroid surgery with excellent outcomes.

When Do You Need Parathyroid Surgery?

The parathyroid glands control calcium and phosphorous levels in your blood. When your calcium level gets low, these glands produce parathyroid hormone (PTH) that takes calcium from the bones. Parathyroid surgery is required when your parathyroid glands produce harmfully high calcium blood levels. This condition is known as hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia is caused due to the overproduction of PTH in parathyroid glands, called hyperparathyroidism.

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Thyroid Surgery (Thyroidectomy) – Anchorage, Alaska

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Thyroid Surgery (Thyroidectomy)

Thyroid surgery becomes necessary when the thyroid produces excess hormones or develops structural problems like the growth of cysts and swelling.The surgery involves removing all or part of the thyroid gland. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad has the experience and expertise in performing thyroid surgery for treating thyroid problems.

Reasons for Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid surgery is recommended in the following conditions:

  • Noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) that causes difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  • Hyperthyroidism: when the thyroid overproduces the hormone thyroxine
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Problems with antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine therapy

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Rectal Surgery | Colorectal Surgery | Anal Surgery | Anchorage, AK

Rectal Surgery Colorectal Surgery Anal Surgery Anchorage, AK

The rectum is the last 4 or 5-inch portion of the large intestine that ends at the anus. Rectal and anal conditions that require surgery may show symptoms or signs of pain, bleeding, or discharge. Our surgeon Dr. Madhu Prasad is highly experienced and utilizes the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat such conditions.

Rectal & Anal Conditions That Require Surgery

The most common rectal and anal conditions that may eventually require surgery are:

  • Rectal prolapse: A condition common with children and the elderly in which the tissue lining the rectum and part of the large intestine slips down through the anal opening
  • Hemorrhoids: These are swollen, and painful veins located near the rectum and anal area. Surgery may be required for advanced conditions when the vein bleeds excessively and prolapse (stick out)
  • Anal abscesses or fistula: Abscesses are the infected anal gland sites that are filled with puss while fistula is the result of the unhealed abscess
  • Anal fissures: Tearing in the lining of the anal canal. This may require surgery only if the condition persists even after several weeks of precaution and medication
  • Rectal cancer: A disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the rectum

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Pancreatic Surgery Types | Pancreatic Cancer Surgery – Anchorage, Alaska

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery - Anchorage, Alaska

Pancreatic surgery is required to address issues such as tumors or inflammation of the pancreas. These surgeries most often involve removing the diseased portion of the organ, or because of the anatomically complex positioning of the pancreas in the abdominal region, sometimes removing several organs together. Depending on the severity of the cases, these surgeries may take several hours in the operating room.

Our general surgeon & surgical oncologist, Dr. Madhu Prasad, has years of experience in pancreatic surgery and utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques that ensure better health outcomes and shorter recovery time.

What Conditions Lead to Pancreatic Surgeries?

Your doctor may recommend pancreatic surgery for any of the following conditions:

  1. Acute pancreatitis – Pancreatic inflammation that causes damage to the pancreas and its blood vessels
  2. Chronic pancreatitis – A more severe case of pancreatic inflammation that does not heal or improve
  3. Pancreatic cysts – Collections of saclike pockets of fluid within the head, body, and/or tail of the pancreas
  4. Pancreatic cancer – Cancerous tumors that begin in the pancreas

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Adrenal Surgery | General Surgeon & Surgical Oncologist in Anchorage

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The adrenal glands are the two small glands that are located above each kidney and produce a number of hormones, including aldosterone, cortisol, adrenaline, and sex hormones. Adrenal gland disorders can cause your glands to make too much or too few hormones. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad has the experience in performing surgical procedures to treat adrenal gland disorders.

Causes of Adrenal Gland Disorders

Some of the causes of adrenal gland disorders include:

  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Genetic mutations
  • A problem in the pituitary gland that regulates the adrenal gland
  • Certain medications

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Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy) Anchorage, Alaska

Gallbladder Surgeon Cholecystectomy) anchorage

Gallbladder surgery or cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the gallbladder – a pear-shaped organ that is below your liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad uses the most advanced technology and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat gallbladder problems.

When Do You Need Gallbladder Surgery?

Your doctor may recommend gallbladder surgery if you have:

  • Gallbladder inflammation
  • Gallstones in the gallbladder
  • Pancreas inflammation due to gallstones
  • Gallstones in the bile duct

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