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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy) Anchorage, Alaska

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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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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

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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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

Spinal Stabilization Surgery: What Does It Involve?

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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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

What Foods Are Good to Eat When Your Gallbladder Is Acting Up?

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Most people don’t worry about their gallbladder unless they start to experience pain or discomfort in some way which might need gallbladder treatment. Your diet will play a big role in how your digestive system works. Eating the right foods is essential if you want your digestive tract to function effectively.

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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

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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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him.