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General Surgery Specialist

Neil Jones, MD -  - Vein Treatment Center

Laser Vein MedSpa

Neil Jones, MD

Vein Treatment Center & MedSpa located in Morehead City, NC & Jacksonville, NC

General surgeries repair defects like gallstones, appendix issues, hernias, and other abdominal health complications. At Laser Vein MedSpa in Morehead City and Jacksonville, North Carolina, Neil Jones, MD, and his team offer general surgery services including many minimally invasive options. Call or click to schedule your surgical consultation today.

General Surgery Q&A

What is general surgery?

General surgery is a broad surgical category encompassing surgeries to treat complications within the digestive tract, other abdominal organs, and the endocrine system. At Laser Vein MedSpa, the team performs numerous types of general surgery to treat or control various health problems.

The team at Laser Vein MedSpa offers many types of general surgery with minimally invasive techniques, which do not require large invasive incisions. You can get these surgeries on an outpatient basis and leave the office the very same day.

Before any general surgery, your surgeon instructs you on how to prepare and answers any questions you have. 

Which types of general surgery can I get?

Laser Vein MedSpa offers several common types of general surgery to accommodate the treatment of a complication or health issue. The team tells you if you need surgery and why you need it, possibly after offering nonsurgical treatment options. General surgery includes:

Hernia repair

A hernia is the result of a portion of some organ or other tissue pushing through a weak area or opening in other nearby tissues. Most of them occur between the abdomen and pelvis. Hernia repair surgery, available with minimally invasive techniques, pushes the herniated portion back into place and may involve closing the opening with stitches or mesh. 

Gallbladder surgery

Your gallbladder is an organ in the upper portion of your abdomen that stores bile. A dysfunctional gallbladder can develop gallstones and cause pain. Gallbladder surgery, which is available with minimally invasive techniques, removes a dysfunctional gallbladder.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgeries?

Minimally invasive techniques simplify the preparation, the surgery itself, and your recovery process. Many surgeries that fall within the category of general surgery are available with minimally invasive techniques, which use small incisions as well as tools like arthroscopes that give your surgeon an inside view of your abdomen. 

You should consider these advantages that minimally invasive surgical techniques have to offer:

  • Less recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Less preparation
  • Reduced post-surgical pain
  • Simpler aftercare
  • Increased precision of repairs

The team at Laser Vein MedSpa makes sure you know what to expect before going in for minimally invasive general surgery of any kind. They let you know if there are any steps you need to take beforehand to prepare, like taking a break from smoking and alcohol or fasting before your appointment. 

To schedule a consultation for general surgery, call Laser Vein MedSpa or book online at the nearest office today.