General Surgery

Gastrointestinal Disorders & Surgeries

Hernia, gallbladder, colorectal, and thyroid/parathyroid diseases are the most common cases seen by general surgeons the world over. Some surgeries like gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) and hernia surgery have come to be considered as routine. But even these ‘routine’ surgeries are complicated medical procedures that must be performed by surgeons with high training, knowledge, and a proven record of patients with positive outcomes.

Top Cases

General surgery is a prescribed treatment method in different cases where drugs have failed to work or cannot work. Dr. Joshua S. Tierney is a reputable surgeon whose clinic performs hundreds of routine general surgery procedures including:

Hernia surgery

Hernias are tears or holes in the abdominal or groin wall through which inner tissues protrude. A hernia causes pain and can lead to more complicated strangulation of the intestines. Hernia surgery is done to push back the protruding tissue and repair the hole. The weak point is reinforced with mesh.
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Gallbladder surgery

A cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is a type of surgical procedure used to treat gallbladder diseases, including cancer. The surgical approach is an alternative to conservative treatment options like dietary changes that do not yield the desired results. General surgery for gallbladder removal may be necessary when there is pain that arises from the presence of gallstones, which disrupts the flow of bile.
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Thyroid/parathyroid surgery

The thyroid and parathyroid glands are located in the neck near the sternal notch. These glands can develop diseases such as Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism), goiter, recurrent thyroid cysts, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. The parathyroid gland can malfunction and start secreting too much parathyroid hormone in a condition known as hyperparathyroidism.
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

The colon and rectum function can be impaired by several diseases. Colorectal surgery is prescribed for different types of diseases affecting the lower colon (sigmoid) and rectum including colon polyps, colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. Colorectal surgery removes the affected part or all of the colon and/or rectum.
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