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Palmer, AK 99645
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GERD -Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease

Gastrointestinal reflux disease, or GERD, is condition occurring in people of all ages, including infants and children. It occurs when lower esophageal sphincter relaxes and fails to keep contents within the stomach. It may be necessary to consult with a general surgeon if a person experiences persistent reflux. After discussing a person’s symptoms and conducting […]

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da Vinci® Rectal Resection Surgery (Rectal Cancer Surgery/Resection)

Finding out you have cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn all of your options before choosing the best path forward. Your doctor may suggest rectal surgery which is called low anterior resection or LAR. If LAR is suggested, it can be done with open surgery […]

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da Vinci® Pancreatectomy (non-cancerous)

If you are facing a disease that affects your pancreas, your doctor may suggest surgery.  Surgery to remove the pancreas, or parts of the pancreas, is called a pancreatectomy. It can be done using open surgery through one large incision or minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions) using da Vinci Surgery or traditional […]

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da Vinci® Hernia Surgery

What’s a hernia? A hernia occurs when tissue pushes through an opening in your abdomen (ventral hernia) or groin area (inguinal hernia). A hernia can only be repaired with surgery. If your doctor decides that a surgical repair is right for you, talk to your doctor about all of your options, including minimally invasive surgery. […]

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da Vinci® Heller Myotomy (Swallowing Disorder Surgery)

If you have been told you have the swallowing disorder called achalasia, your doctor may suggest surgery. The goal of surgery is to help food and liquids reach your stomach. Surgery can be done using open surgery (through a large incision) or minimally invasive surgery (through a few small incisions) with traditional laparoscopy or da […]

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da Vinci® Gastrectomy (Stomach Cancer Surgery)

Finding out you have cancer may be one of the hardest things you’ve faced. That’s why it’s important to learn the facts about your condition before choosing a path forward. Know Your Options If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer and your doctor suggests surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option for you. […]

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da Vinci® Acid Reflux Surgery (Nissen Fundoplication)

If your GERD (acid reflux) symptoms are severe and cannot be eased with medicine or lifestyle changes, your doctor may suggest surgery. Surgery for GERD is called fundoplication or Nissen fundoplication. In many cases, surgery can lead to long-term control of acid reflux. If a hiatal hernia is causing GERD symptoms, your surgeon may also […]

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da Vinci Colon Surgery (Colectomy)

Common conditions that may affect your colon include: diverticulitis, colon cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which includes ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. If you have one of these conditions, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove all or part of your colon. This surgery is called a colectomy. A colectomy may be done with […]

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Colorectal Conditions

If medicine or lifestyle changes do not help your colorectal condition, your doctor may suggest surgery. Common colorectal conditions include: Diverticulitis Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer If your doctor suggests surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation. Surgery […]

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