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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Bile Duct Surgery: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Surgical Procedure


The bile ducts carry bile, secreted by the liver to digest fats, to the gallbladder and small intestine. When the bile ducts get blocked, bile builds up in the liver, causing jaundice and other life-threatening conditions. Our surgeon, Dr. Madhu Prasad, has years of experience in performing surgical procedures for treating conditions that occur due to bile duct obstruction and other problems.

Causes of Bile Duct Obstruction

Some of the most common causes of bile duct obstruction include:

  • Gallstones
  • Cysts
  • Narrowing of the duct
  • Inflammation of the bile ducts

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Bariatric Surgery: Types, Requirements, Risks, and Aftercare

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The surgical procedure used to treat obesity is called bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. These types of surgeries make some changes to the digestion system that help you lose weight. They either limit the amount of food you can eat, or reduce the nutrient absorption level, or both. These weight-loss surgeries are required when you are prone to serious health problems due to your weight.

Bariatric Surgery Requirements

Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. You must meet certain criteria to qualify for bariatric surgery such as:

  • Your efforts to lose weight through diet and exercise have failed.
  • Your BMI (body mass index) is 40 or higher.
  • Your BMI is 35 or more, but you have other serious health problems due to weight, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or severe sleep apnea.
  • You are a teenager going through puberty having a BMI of 35 or more, and serious health problems due to weight, such as type 2 diabetes, or severe sleep apnea.
  • In some cases you may be eligible if your BMI is 30 to 34, and you have a serious health problem related to weight.

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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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