Surgical Specialties Bring Extra Expertise to the Patient

Surgeons come in many forms with different skill sets. For instance, General Surgeons handle many procedures from gall bladders to breast cancer. Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons specialize in the heart and blood system. Orthopedic Surgeons deal with joint, bones, and spine. Neurosurgeons diagnose and treat the entire nervous system. And Plastic Surgeons specialize in a variety of cosmetic and injury related surgeries. See below for more details on these specialties.

  • Heart Surgery

    A Cardiothoracic Surgeon performs any surgical procedure involving the heart, to either correct an acquired defect, such as blockages in the coronary arteries; or congenital defects, which is a defect of the heart a patient is born with. The surgeon also replaces or repairs diseased valves of the heart. These procedures are considered open heart surgery.

  • Vascular Surgery

    A vascular surgeon is a specialist who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional surgery and endovascular approaches. Endovascular is minimally invasive surgery that is designed to access the area of the body through the major blood vessels. Some of the surgeries performed by a vascular surgeon may include:

    • Removing the plaque from an artery bypassing the area of obstruction with a graft
    • Performing endovascular procedures
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    Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including:

    • Dislocations, fractures
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Total joint replacement
    • Muscle, ligament, and tendon surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Spinal disorders
    • Spine orthopedic surgery
    • Hand and shoulder surgery
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Advanced Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    McLeod surgeons utilize the latest surgical advances and techniques and have access to the finest in technology and surgical equipment. Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It allows the surgeon to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with traditional techniques.

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  • Neurosurgery Encompasses Far More Than the Brain

    Neurosurgery concerns the diagnosis and treatment of the entire nervous system, composed of the brain and its vascular supply including the carotid arteries, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves.

    Neurosurgeons help patients with:

    • Head and spine trauma
    • Cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain and clogged arteries in the neck that can lead to stroke
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    • Spinal disorders, such as herniated discs in the back and neck
    • Birth defects
    • Brain or spinal tumors
    • Abnormalities of the peripheral nerves

     

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  • Plastic or Reconstructive Surgery Requires An Eye for Beauty and Exceptional Skill

    A plastic surgeon needs both an eye for aesthetic beauty and exceptional skill. Patients need to feel confident that they will get the best results in the safest manner possible. McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons use their surgical talents to enhance the self-image and well-being of patients. Plastic Surgeons perform some of the following services:

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    • Botox®, Fillers, Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation
    • Liposuction, Breast & Buttock Augmentations
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Eyelid, Face, and Neck Lifts
    • Chronic Wound Closure
    • Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
    • Implant-based Breast Reconstruction
    • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    Dr. Gerald Conner and Dr. Dominic Heffel welcome new patients and referrals.

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