Appendix Surgery (Appendectomy) | Anchorage, Alaska

Appendix Surgery specialist in Anchorage alaska

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

Intestine Surgery specialist, Anchorage, Alaska

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

Stomach Surgery - Alaska cancer treatment center

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

Esophageal Surgery - Alaska cancer treatment center

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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Major Surgery and Minor Surgery: What Are the Differences

Difference Between Major & Minor Surgery - Far North Surgery

Surgical procedures are used to repair damage within the body or remove diseased tissues that are affecting a person’s health and quality of life. Surgeries normally fall into two comprehensive types, major surgery, and minor surgery.

What Is a Major Surgery?

Major surgery normally involves opening the body, allowing the surgeon access to the area where the work needs to be completed. It involves major trauma to the tissues, a high risk of infection, and an extended recovery period. Most major surgeries will leave a large scar.

What Are Some Major Surgeries?

There are many different surgeries that fall into this category. They include:

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Common Surgical Procedures in the United States: A Guide

Common Surgical Procedures in the United States - Far North Surgery

There are two main types of surgical procedures that are performed in the United States, laparoscopic and traditional surgeries. The main difference between the two types is the amount of tissue that is damaged during the course of the procedure. Ask your doctor about each type of procedure so you fully understand what each procedure involves.

Here are several different types of surgical procedures that are commonly performed in the United States:

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