Here are just some of the services available at North Florida Surgeons:
The General Surgery department of North Florida Surgeons evaluates and treats a full range of complex surgery problems involving all regions of the body. No matter what the need, our surgeons collaborate with each other and work with your referring physicians with the goal of giving each patient comprehensive, seamless care.
General Surgery services include benign and cancerous conditions of the abdomen (gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands) and gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, appendix, colon, rectum, anus), skin and soft tissue (melanoma, cysts, lipomas), and breast. For common operations like a hernia operation, you couldn’t be in better hands, as well. Many of our general surgeons use a minimally invasive approach for certain procedures (see Laparoscopic Surgery).
Cancer can take a toll both physically and emotionally. North Florida Surgeon’s exceptional surgical oncologists understand this. Our goal is to always take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you or your loved ones have and guide you to a course of action that has the greatest likelihood of success. We battle illness daily and feel our experience and world-class resources provide advantages that are unmatched in our region.
It’s also important to note that, at our practice, we build a treatment plan that is 100% tailored to your needs. At North Florida Surgeons we never begin a new patient relationship with a preconceived idea of what treatment plan will be suggested. We look at your specific situation and only recommend what’s best for you.
North Florida Surgeons offers a full-range of treatment options including chemotherapy to better coordinate the cancer management of each individual patient. Our specialists treat both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors through optimal patient management. We can provide solutions for breast cancer, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, including esophageal, stomach, colon and rectal cancers, as well as melanoma and other skin cancers, pancreatic cancer and liver tumors.
Our practice also has partnerships with all the major health care institutions in our community. That means more convenience for you. If you have cancer, you don’t want to drive all over town for diagnosis and treatment. You want collaborative, seamless care from a respected surgical oncologist. That’s what you’ll receive from us.
Commonly called weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people struggling with obesity. Obesity caries some incredibly serious health risks and for many patients, bariatric surgery is literally life-changing.
When it comes to bariatrics, you’d be hard pressed to find a more passionate, talented and results-oriented team than we have at North Florida Surgeons. They’ll help determine if bariatric surgery is right for you in the first place. If it is, they’ll be by your side before and after surgery as well. Our aim is to help you live the happiest, healthiest life possible as soon as possible.
Weight loss through Bariatric Surgery is achieved by gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Please see our individual websites to learn more about these procedures and our available programs.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Also referred to as colorectal surgery, colon and rectal surgeons at North Florida Surgeons excel in the preventive care, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of the colon, rectum and anus. We help patients with conditions including benign anorectic disorders (hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures and fistulas), inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, pelvic floor problems, as well as colon and rectal cancer.
At North Florida Surgeons, we understand that patients are sensitive talking about these parts of the body. So we’ve even put thought into our communications approach in this area. Our experienced and caring team, will make you as comfortable as possible so you can feel at ease discussing your health status or asking questions. Every small detail we include in our approach to patient care makes a difference. We do everything we can to ensure your peak health can be attained.
The endocrine system is a major control system of the body, regulating temperature, metabolism and many other processes. At North Florida Surgeons, our endocrine surgeons deal with surgical issues involving the adrenal glands, gastrointestinal tract and endocrine pancreas, as well as the thyroid and parathyroid glands. A highly specialized field, our endocrine surgeons offer state-of-the-art surgical care employing both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, which may include removal of the thyroid, parathyroid surgery and adrenal gland surgery.
Often called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), band-aid surgery or keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery is an innovative surgical technique in which abdominal operations are performed through small incisions, often less than a centimeter long. Laparoscopic surgery gets its name through the use of a laparoscope, which is a small video camera attached to a fiber optic cable system. The camera on the end of the laparoscope is placed into the abdomen and guides the operation, which is the same as it is when larger incisions are used, just through smaller incisions.
Laparoscopic surgery can often treat most gastrointestinal tract and abdominal conditions, as well as hernias. Examples of conditions that may be amenable to treatment include gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), bariatric or weight loss surgery, hiatal hernia repair and colorectal surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is done by many of our general surgeons (see General Surgery).
There are a number of advantages to laparoscopic surgery including reduced pain, less chance for complications and a shorter recovery time. You’ll also love that there’s no large scar after your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you whether or not you may be a candidate for laparoscopy or if you will need a traditional open incision.
Orthopedics involves the muscles, bones and joints. Hand surgeons at North Florida Surgeons excel at diagnosis, preservation and restoration to the form and function of the hand, wrist and forearm and more. Our hand surgery specialists are trained to care for disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis, deformities, sport’s injuries, fractures and more. Your hands are critical to getting the most out of life, that’s why we provide outstanding care so you can get back to enjoying a pain-free lifestyle as soon as possible.
Often referred to as ENT (ear, nose and throat), otolaryngology is a surgical branch that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders. Our otolaryngologist on staff provides expert care for snoring and other sleep problems, ear infections, rhinology or sinus conditions, throat problems, thyroid problems, hearing disorders, dizziness, carcinoma, and pediatric conditions including myringotomy (ear tubes), tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and laryngomalacia. Our otolaryngologist cares for your entire family, from childhood through adulthood.
Ophthalmic (Eye) Surgery
Ophthalmic surgery involves both surgical and medical eye care. The eye is a fragile organ, requiring extreme care before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Our expert eye surgeons identify the need for a specific procedure and the care involved. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses to complex and delicate eye surgery.
Ophthalmic surgery procedures include, but are not limited to: cataract surgery; laser vision correction; cornea transplants; glaucoma procedures; and lid surgery. To learn more about these procedures, visit http://www.FloridaEyeSpecialists.com
Ophthalmologists can care for newborns to senior citizens. Our ophthalmologists will discuss all your options with you and weigh a multitude of factors before deciding on a custom approach to your eye care needs.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery involves both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Our plastic surgeons will carefully assess your body type and desired goals to create a customized surgical plan to help you achieve the look you have always dream of. The principles of plastic surgery allow surgeons to restore, enhance and rejuvenate patients anywhere from head to toe. Cosmetic surgery procedures include breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, face lift, blepharoplasty, body contouring after massive weight loss, liposuction, breast implant surgery, buttocks augmentation, arm lift, thigh lift, etc. To learn more about any of these cosmetic surgery procedures, to see before and after plastic surgery pictures, or read patient testimonials, visit http://www.plasticsurgeryjacksonville.com
Reconstructive surgery is another aspect of plastic surgery where surgeons are challenged to “…restore, repair, and make whole those parts which nature has given but fortune has taken away not so much that they may delight the eye but that they may buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the afflicted.” Our plastic surgeons perform breast reconstruction, skin cancer excision and reconstruction, and virtually reconstruction of any part of the human body. Our breast reconstruction specialists perform tissue expander or implant based reconstruction in addition to microsurgical breast reconstruction like DIEP flaps. To learn more about your breast reconstruction options, visit our sister site at www.jacksonvillebreastreconstruction.com
. Let our expert cosmetic & reconstructive plastic surgeons help you achieve your desired outcome.