General Surgery

Fansler Medical Group general surgery services include:

  • Colon resection for Inflammation (Diverticulitis) or Cancer
  • Hernia Repair
    • Inguinal (Groin)
    • Abdominal Wall and Umbilical
    • Hiatus Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Esophagus Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery for Ulcer Complication
  • Skin Cancer Removal including melanoma

Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair:

Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (Endostent) is a minimally invasive alternative to major open surgery for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) that results in reduced recovery times and potentially improved survival rates.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a localized bulging or abnormal enlargement of the abdominal aorta, most often the infrarenal and aorto-iliac arteries. AAAs are often attributed to degeneration caused by atherosclerosis, although there may be other causes, including trauma, cystic medial necrosis, arteritis, syphilis, and inherited connective tissue disorders.

AAAs occur most often in Caucasian males over the age of 65 years; they are less common in women. Smoking is considered the most significant risk factor. The mortality rate is high due to rupture, making timely detection and repair critical.

Detection can be difficult. Most AAAs are asymptomatic. Frequently, they are discovered on x-rays performed for other reasons.

For more information: www.medtronic.com/health-consumers/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/device/index.htm