Surgical Services

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Are you looking for a better treatment for your gastrointestinal pain? At the Surgical Clinic of Tupelo, we specialize in providing top-tier gastrointestinal surgery services through our team of experienced surgeons. We’re dedicated to offering advanced surgical solutions with a proven track record of successful outcomes, personalized care, and a supportive environment. Request an appointment today to learn more about how we can help treat your gastrointestinal condition and you get back to good health.

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Expert Care for Gastrointestinal Surgery in Tupelp and North Mississippi

Stomach and intestinal problems can be a major hindrance to your health and well-being and can bring your life to a standstill. When other types of treatment have failed to address these issues, gastrointestinal surgery may be recommended to provide the best chance of positive outcomes.

Gastrointestinal surgery encompasses a broad spectrum of procedures targeting the abdominal organs, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and abdominal wall. These surgeries can range from minor procedures to complex open surgeries, depending on the specific condition and patient needs.

At the Surgery Clinic of Tupelo, our gastrointestinal specialists are adept in utilizing the latest advancements in medical technology, particularly laparoscopic techniques. These minimally invasive methods, which involve small incisions and the use of a camera and specialized tools, are our preferred approach for many procedures. The benefits of this technique are significant—it typically results in less postoperative discomfort for the patient, reduced risk of complications, and notably faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgeries.

If you have a gastrointestinal condition that might require surgery, contact our patient care team today or request an appointment below and find out more about our compassionate approach to patient care at Surgery Clinic of Tupelo.

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Common Conditions and Gastrointestinal Surgery Procedures

If you have a condition that requires abdominal surgery, it’s important to trust your care to medical professionals who specialize in gastrointestinal procedures. At Surgery Clinic of Tupelo, our surgeons are experts in understanding the GI tract and the many conditions that may require gastrointestinal surgery, such as:

  • Hernias: Such as inguinal, hiatal, or umbilical hernias, where an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the muscle or tissue.
  • Peptic Ulcers: In cases where ulcers are bleeding, perforated, or have caused an obstruction.
  • Pancreatitis: Severe cases of pancreatitis, especially those involving complications, might necessitate surgical intervention.
  • Liver Diseases: Such as liver tumors or cirrhosis, where surgery might be required for treatment or liver transplantation.
  • Diverticulitis: Particularly in cases of complicated diverticulitis where there is significant infection or perforation.
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers: In cases of cancer affecting the gastrointestinal tract, surgery is often a key component of the treatment plan.

Some of the procedures we perform at Surgery Clinic of Tupelo to treat these gastrointestinal conditions include:

  • Cholecystectomy: The surgical removal of the gallbladder, often necessary due to gallstones or gallbladder inflammation.
  • Anti-Reflux Procedures: These are performed to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus).
  • Appendectomy: The removal of the appendix, usually performed as an emergency procedure in the case of appendicitis.
  • Colon Resection: Also known as a colectomy, this procedure involves removing part or all of the colon and is often necessary for conditions like colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Splenectomy: The surgical removal of the spleen, which may be required due to conditions like splenic rupture, certain blood disorders, or cancers affecting the spleen.
  • Gastrostomy: A procedure to create an opening from the abdominal wall into the stomach for a feeding tube, which can be necessary for patients who are unable to eat normally.
Gastrointestinal Surgery in North Mississippi

Is Gastrointestinal Surgery Right for Me?

Evaluating a patient’s eligibility for gastrointestinal surgery involves an in-depth review of their medical history, an assessment of the specific gastrointestinal issue that might need surgical attention, and a thorough examination of their general health.

When less invasive approaches like medication or dietary modifications fail to effectively control or alleviate the condition, surgery might be the next recommended step, while urgent medical situations like acute appendicitis or bowel perforation require immediate surgical resolution.

We carefully analyze each patient’s individual healthcare needs to confirm the need for surgery and what plan of treatment is the most suitable for a positive outcome. Call us today or request an appointment below to see if you’re a candidate for gastrointestinal surgery at Surgery Clinic of Tupelo.

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Why Choose Surgery Clinic of Tupelo for Your Gastrointestinal Surgery?

When you trust Surgery Clinic of Tupelo with performing your gastrointestinal procedure, you get the best care before, during, and after your surgery:

Expertise and Experience: At the Surgery Clinic of Tupelo, we pride ourselves on our team of highly skilled and experienced physicians. Our surgeons are not only adept in the latest gastrointestinal surgical techniques but are also leaders in the field. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care.

Personalized Approach: We understand that each patient’s journey to better health is extremely personal. Our approach is centered around creating individualized treatment plans that cater to your specific health needs, lifestyle, and goals. From your first consultation to post-surgery follow-up, we are committed to supporting you at every step.

Proven Outcomes: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our track record of successful outcomes. Patients who choose our clinic for their gastrointestinal surgery have consistently experienced improved overall health and enhanced quality of life.

Ethical and Compassionate Care: Above all, we are dedicated to providing ethical and compassionate care. We respect your dignity, privacy, and individual needs, ensuring a comfortable and trusting environment throughout your journey with us.

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