Surgery Services

Treatments and Services

Departments include: Pre-admission Testing, Preoperative Department, Operating Room and Post Anesthesia Care Unit.

Breast Center:

The Breast Center at MIHS provides a continuum of surgical outpatient care including consultation, evaluation, pre and post-surgical care as well as surgical procedures for breast patients. Numerous conditions can be addressed including abnormal mammograms, breast pain, lumps and cancer.  They are treated utilizing a wide variety of procedures including:

  • Biopsy: the removal of a small amount of an identified mass to determine if it is malignant or benign.
  • Lumpectomy (Excisional Biopsy): a surgical procedure to remove abnormal tissue in an identified area.
  • Mastectomy: a surgical procedure to remove all breast tissue from a patient in order to treat or prevent breast cancer.
  • Total: includes the removal of the entire breast along with the lining of the chest muscle.
  • Modified Radical: includes the removal of the entire breast along with the lining of the chest muscle and some of the lymph nodes from under the arm.
  • Breast Reconstruction: a surgical procedure working with a plastic surgeon that recreates the breast utilizing an implant.

Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic:

The ENT Clinic at MIHS provides ear, nose and throat therapy for surgical and non-surgical outpatients.  This clinic offers care from the audiologist (a Doctor of Audiology) to ear, nose and throat specialists, to head and neck specialists.  This continuum of care includes consultation, evaluation, variety of hearing tests, pre and post-surgical care as well as surgical procedures. Numerous conditions are treated utilizing a wide variety of procedures including: 

  • Comprehensive Hearing Test: utilized to correctly diagnose patient’s current state of hearing.
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: a surgical procedure utilized to remove obstruction in the sinuses (removal of nasal polyps).
  • Myringotomy: a surgical procedure to open the eardrum to remove fluid to decrease number of infections.
  • Pressure Equalizer Tubes: placed in ears during procedure to maintain the opening
  • Thyroidectomy: a surgical procedure to remove the thyroid gland.
  • Tonsillectomy: a surgical procedure that removes the tonsils
  • Turbinectomy: a surgical procedure to relieve nasal obstruction. This includes the removal of some, or all of the turbinate bones in the nasal passages.
  • Removal of Head/Neck Tumors: a surgical procedure to remove an identified tumor.

Orthopedics Clinic:

The Orthopedic Clinic at MIHS provides a variety of surgical and non-surgical outpatient care including consultation, evaluation, pre- and post-surgical care covering general, hand and trauma care for patients of all ages. Numerous conditions are treated utilizing a wide variety of procedures including:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction: a surgical procedure to reconstruct the ACL (the ligament that keeps a patient’s shin bone in place).
  • Fracture Treatment: a surgical procedure to address severe fractures from ankle to femur, to knee to hand.
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery: a surgical procedure to address carpal tunnel syndrome by dividing the transverse carpel ligament and the distal of the volar ante brachial fascia.
  • Knee Arthroscopy: a surgical procedure used to identify and treat complications of the knee.
  • Removal of a ganglia cyst: a surgical procedure removing the cyst and a portion of the capsule.
  • Trigger Finger Surgery: a surgical procedure where the surgeon cuts the tendon sheath in the affected section.

Surgery Clinic:

The Surgery Clinic at MIHS provides a variety of surgical outpatient care including consultation, evaluation, pre and post-surgical care and minor procedures (e.g., biopsy, catheter exchange, evaluation and/or removal of external fixation devices) for surgical patients of all ages.  Specialties covered are general surgery, vascular, neurosurgery, podiatry, urology, plastics, rehabilitation and neuropsychology.  Numerous conditions are treated utilizing a wide variety of procedures. 

General Surgery

General Surgery – a specialty that focuses an extensive range of conditions.  Surgeons are able to provide care in completing outpatient elective procedures or procedures for the critically ill.

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • Appendectomy: a surgical procedure in which the patient’s appendix is removed.
  • Colorectal Surgery: a surgical procedure that address disorders effecting the rectum, anus and colon.
  • Hernia Repair: a surgical procedure to correct a hernia (tissue bulging out through an opening of muscles in the abdominal wall).
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: a surgical procedure in which the patient’s gallbladder is removed.

Podiatry

Podiatry – a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot. 

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • Bunionectomy: a surgical removal of a growth or unnatural enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that is comprised of bone and soft tissue.
  • Treatment of Hammertoe Deformity: a surgical or non-surgical procedure to address a hammertoe deformity (contracture or bending of one or more joints of the toe which causes pressure and pain).
  • Treatment of Venous Stasis Ulcers: a surgical or non-surgical procedure to address venous stasis ulcers (type of ulceration that occurs when the body’s veins do not return blood back to the heart the way they should.) Ulcers, or shallow wounds, may form due to “venous insufficiency.

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery – a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the central and peripheral nervous systems including tumors, masses and traumatic brain injuries. 

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion: a surgical procedure in which sections of the spine are fused in order to secure it. Anterior/posterior refers to direction the surgeon enters the body – front/back.
  • Craniotomy: a surgical procedure in which a part of the skull is removed (referred to as a bone flap) in order to gain access to the brain. It is replaced once the surgery is complete.
  • Laminectomy: a surgical procedure removing one or more vertebra to provide access to the spinal cord or relieve pressure.

Plastics

Plastics – a branch of medicine that reconstructs or repairs damaged parts of the patient’s body due to injury or cosmetic reasons; restoring appearance, functionality and mobility. 

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • Burn and scar repair:  in conjunction with our renown Burn Center experts, the team provides services to both adult and children from conditions or injuries that have left scars.
  • Skin grafts: depending on the severity of a wound, skin grafts promote healing while minimizing scarring.
  • Breast reconstruction: an option to breast cancer treatment.
  • Craniofacial injuries congenital & traumatic: reconstruction to relieve pain, improve appearance, form and function.
  • Skin cancer removal

Urology

Urology – a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment addressing the function and/or disorders of the urinary system.

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • Cystoscopy: a non-invasive surgical procedure which permits a physician to examine the lining of the bladder and the tube which carries urine out of the body.
  • Prostate Biopsy: a surgical procedure which removes small samples of prostate tissue which then is sent to a laboratory to be tested and examined under a microscope.
  • Prostatectomy: the surgical resection or removal of the prostate gland.
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL): a non-invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of kidney stones. During this procedure, shockwaves from outside the body are directed at a stone causing it to break into small pieces. This is for both single and multiple stones within the kidney.
  • Nephrectomy: a surgical procedure to remove all or part of a kidney.
  • Urodynamic Testing: a study performed in the clinic to evaluate urinary incontinence by assessing bladder function and efficiency.

Vascular

Vascular – a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the vascular system (arteries and veins).

Various conditions are treated at MIHS by such procedures:

  • AV Graft: a surgical procedure in which a surgeon inserts a strong artificial tube in the patient’s forearm, upper arm or thigh, connecting one end to an artery and the other to a vein.
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA): a surgical procedure utilized to restore blood flow to the brain by removing the blockage identified in the patient’s carotid artery.
  • Femoral Popliteal Bypass (Fem Pop): a surgical procedure utilized to treat a blocked femoral artery in which a blood vessel is taken from the patient’s leg and reattached above and below the blockage.

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