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Gastrointestinal Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland

Laparoscopic Reflux/Hiatal Hernia Repair

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a widespread condition presenting with heartburn, regurgitation, hoarseness and pain or difficulty with swallowing food. It is a result of dysfunction of the normal valve mechanism at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. It is often associated with hiatal hernia of variable degree. When the stomach is displaced into the chest it can cause nausea, vomiting, pain after eating or progressive inability to swallow food. Surgery designed to correct the valve mechanism is called Fundoplication and is combined with hiatal hernia repair. We perform a partial or Toupet fundoplication which has no significant side-effects as widely done complete Nissen fundoplication.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder/Bile Duct Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery for gallstones /chronic cholecystitis/biliary dyskinesia and acute inflammation of the gallbladder due to gallstone disease in the past 20 years became a standard of care with very few open procedures performed. It is a gallbladder surgery that demonstrated and confirmed all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery to the surgical community. Almost every general surgeon is currently trained to perform this surgery.

Upper Endoscopy or EGD

Upper Endoscopy or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure utilizing flexible fiber optic instrument allowing to view the inside of the esophagus stomach and upper parts of intestine.

Dr. Averbach, Dr. Hamdallah, and Dr. Swift offer the most advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments available for debilitating gastrointestinal disorders and diseases, including reflux, hiatal hernia, heartburn, and more.

You can find out more about each one below, or request a consultation with Dr. Averbach, Dr. Hamdallah, or Dr. Swift at 667-234-8725.

FAQs About Gastrointestinal Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland

What is the recovery time for gastroenterology surgery?

The recovery time for gastrointestinal surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual patient factors. However, with advances in minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, patients typically experience shorter hospital stays and quicker return to normal activities compared to traditional open surgery.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeries?

Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, such as laparoscopic gallbladder and bile duct surgery, offers numerous benefits, including fewer complications, shorter recovery time, reduced risk of infection, and smaller incisions resulting in less scarring. This type of surgery is becoming the standard of care for many conditions and is performed by our experienced team of surgeons at our Baltimore practice.

What are the different types of gastrointestinal surgeries?

Our team of highly skilled surgeons offers a range of advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery in Baltimore, including laparoscopic fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder and bile duct surgery, as well as upper endoscopy or EGD. These procedures can help alleviate symptoms of conditions such as reflux, heartburn, and gallstones. Contact us at (667) 234-8725 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.

What are the factors that can influence the success rate of gastrointestinal surgeries?

The success rate of gastrointestinal surgeries can be influenced by various factors, including the specific condition being treated, the patient’s overall health and medical history, and the experience and skill of the surgeon performing the procedure. Our team for gastrointestinal surgery in Baltimore has extensive experience and utilizes the most advanced techniques to help ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. For more information, contact us at (667) 234-8725.

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