The Advantages of Having Surgery with the Da Vinci Robotic System

Advances in medical technology have made it possible to replace a lot of open surgeries with minimally invasive operations. Today’s surgical procedures have come a long way from the necessity of having large incisions and lengthy recoveries. One such advancement is with the use of the da Vinci Robotic system. Your Glendora Surgeon operates the…

Bladder Lift da Vinci Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery

When the tissue supporting your bladder weakens, the bladder can move down from its original position. This action frequently puts pressure on your vagina, contributes to bladder and uterine infections, and uncontrollable urine leakage. This is a condition that many women experience as a result of several births, menopause, previous OB-GYN operations, stress, and even…

Minimally Invasive da Vinci Robotic Surgery for Enlarged Prostate

When your non-cancerous, enlarged prostate problems have not responded to non-surgical treatments, you may be a candidate for the da Vinci Robotic minimally invasive procedure. The medical term for this condition is benign prostatic hyperplasia and is referred to as BHP. The procedure to remove a part of the prostate is called a simple prostatectomy.…

When Kidney Stones Won’t Pass on Their Own, Surgery is the Solution

Small or large, kidney stones that do not pass through your system naturally are painful and will need medical attention to remove the stones and give you relief. Your Glendora General Surgeon will order some medical tests to determine what is stopping the stones from passing through your system and which form of kidney stone…

Options to Remove Excess Skin after Bariatric Surgery

Anyone who has had successful Bariatric surgery knows the health benefits of having lost a significant amount of weight. But, one negative side effect of losing 100 pounds or more is the remaining layers of excess skin. The amount of loose, sagging, or stretched skin a person has after massive weight loss is as different…

Is it a Cyst or a Tumor? A Biopsy Can Tell

If you have a growth anywhere on or in your body, you need to know if it is a cyst or a tumor. And, the only way to determine which type of growth you have is to have a surgeon perform a diagnosis. Your Glendora General Surgeon can take a biopsy from the growth site…

Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery for Weight Loss

Once you and your Glendora Surgeon have determined that you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery, your surgeon will recommend the best approach for your individual situation and medical history. If it is decided that you qualify for the least invasive type of surgery, the adjustable gastric band procedure may be the operation…

When A Thyroid Gland Malfunctions, Surgery May Be the Solution

The butterfly-shaped thyroid may be a small gland, but it is responsible for some large bodily functions. It consists of two lobes with a center connecting area called an isthmus. The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolism, it works to control the body’s internal temperature, and it is the source of the body’s hormones. The thyroid…

Anal Fissure Relief with Surgery

When non-surgical treatment has not successfully healed your anal fissure, your personal physician will refer you to a Glendora General Surgeon for a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy operation to repair the fissure. During your pre-surgery office visit, the surgeon will examine the procedure site to determine if there is an anal skin tag that may need…

Cervical Dysplasia Treatment Options

Once your personal doctor has confirmed that the results from your last few pap smears are abnormal, you will want to talk with a Glendora General Surgeon about your treatment options. Moderate to severe cervical dysplasia is considered precancerous and is not a condition to be ignored. Sometimes test results will indicate that the dysplasia…

Uterine Fibroid Surgery

Your personal physician has confirmed you have uterine fibroids that are not responding to conventional medications and recommends surgery to relieve your symptoms and to remove the fibroids. During your pre-operative consultation, your Glendora General Surgeon will review your medical history and the test results that indicate the size of the fibroids and whether they…

Anal or Rectal Abscess Surgery

That pain and discomfort you feel when you have a bowel movement may be more serious than a hemorrhoid; it may be an anal or rectal abscess. Depending on the location of the abscess, this painful accumulation of pus may be called a rectal, a perirectal, an anal, or a perianal abscess. These types of…