Spinal Stabilization Surgery: What Does It Involve?

Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Spinal stabilization becomes necessary to treat a number of spine conditions. The degree of stabilization required depends on the severity of the problem and the assessment done by your surgeon. Spinal stabilization surgery involves inserting instruments such as screws and plates in the back of your spine to stabilize it and facilitate fusion after decompression.

Why You Would Need Spinal Stabilization Surgery

Spinal stabilization surgery is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Trauma from an auto or sports-related injury
  • Trauma due to falling from a high place, resulting in spinal compression, fractures, and other conditions
  • Degenerative conditions such as scoliosis and herniated discs
  • Spinal fractures from bone loss due to osteoporosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal tumors

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How Long Does Hernia Surgery Take?

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A hernia occurs when a small section of the intestine begins to protrude or push through a weakened area of the abdominal wall. It may not always be painful, but it can cause general discomfort that continues to worsen over time. There are several different hernia surgeries that can be performed to correct the problem. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and, after a thorough examination, will decide which type of procedure will work best.

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Liver Surgery | Anchorage, Alaska

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The surgical removal of a portion of your liver is called liver surgery or liver resection. This procedure is usually performed to remove tumors. It is also referred to as a partial or full hepatectomy. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad, has the experience in performing complicated and major liver surgery procedures using the latest techniques.

Reasons for Liver Surgery

A liver surgery or hepatectomy is performed to treat the following:

  • Hepatic neoplasms, both benign or malignant
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Intrahepatic gallstones
  • Parasitic cysts of the liver

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Large Intestine Surgery (Colectomy) | Anchorage, Alaska

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The large intestine also called the large bowel or colon, connects the small intestine to the anus. A large bowel resection or colectomy is a surgical procedure where all or just the diseased part of your large bowel is removed. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad is highly experienced and skilled in performing surgery on the large intestine.

Reasons for Large Intestine Surgery

Large intestine surgery is performed to treat the following conditions:

  • Intestinal blockages due to tumors or scar tissue
  • Infection or bleeding in the intestines
  • Bowel inflammation
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Colon cancer

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Appendix Surgery (Appendectomy) | Anchorage, Alaska

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The appendix is a tube-shaped organ that is attached to the large intestine. An appendectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the appendix to treat tumors, cancer and/or appendicitis, a condition where the appendix is inflamed. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad is highly experienced in removing the appendix through both open surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

What Causes Appendicitis?

When your appendix is blocked due to an infection, a foreign body, stool, or cancer, it becomes swollen and inflamed. Bacteria and pus build up inside the organ, causing pain around the belly button and at the lower right section of the abdomen.

Symptoms of Appendicitis

Some of the symptoms of an appendix disorder include:

  • Pain that starts around the belly button which then shifts to the lower right abdomen.
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Loss of appetite

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Small Intestine Surgery (Small Bowel Resection) | Anchorage, Alaska

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Small intestine surgery, also called a small bowel resection, is performed to treat conditions that cause inflammation, infections, ulcers, or blockages in the small intestine. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad, is highly experienced in performing the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures for treating these conditions.

Reasons for Small Intestine Surgery

Conditions or diseases that may require small intestine surgery include:

  • Bleeding, blockage, infection, or ulcers in the small intestine
  • Injuries to the small intestine

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Stomach Surgery | Anchorage, Alaska

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Surgery for the stomach involves removal, repair, or modification of the organ and is performed to correct many stomach conditions. Dr. Prasad uses the most advanced surgical techniques to improve the quality of the surgery and decrease the invasiveness and recovery time of these surgical procedures.

Reasons for Stomach Surgery

Many people suffer from stomach problems. Common issues include heartburn and indigestion. You can treat most stomach problems by taking over-the-counter medicines, and/or changing your eating habits and lifestyle. However, there are some disorders that may require medical attention or surgery. Some symptoms may include:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Appearance of blood during a bowel movement

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Esophageal Surgery | Anchorage, Alaska

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The esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach for digestion. Surgery on the esophagus is performed to treat various disorders. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad, has experience in performing all types of surgical procedures for correcting esophageal disorders. Dr. Prasad uses the most advanced surgical tools and procedures that offer patient a less invasive surgical option.

Reasons for Esophageal Surgery

When the esophagus does not function properly, it can lead to various health problems, which may require surgery to treat. There are several symptoms that may indicate a serious esophageal disorder, which include:

  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty swallowing

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Alaska Cancer Treatment Center: Why Choose Far North Surgery in Anchorage, AK

Far North Surgery is one of the trusted Alaska cancer treatment centers providing general surgery with a special focus on surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. We use state-of-the-art technology to provide safe and successful surgical procedures. Our highly trained team of professionals is dedicated to offering exceptional patient care and creating a strong relationship with patients and their families.



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Alaska Cancer Treatment Center: Why Choose Far North Surgery in Anchorage, AK