Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery - Areas of Focus
Minimally invasive robotic thyroid surgery is a specialty of our surgeons. Advanced robotic instruments enter through a small incision in the armpit. Robotic thyroid surgery is as safe and effective as traditional thyroid surgery, but with the advantage of fewer complications and faster recoveries.
Click here to learn more about the Oregon Endocrine Surgery Center, a service of The Oregon Clinic.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is the severe reflux of stomach acid into the throat or mouth. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, but not everyone who suffers heartburn has GERD. If you experience acid reflux two or three times a week or more, and you suffer other symptoms, such as pain or difficulty swallowing, vomiting or a persistent sore throat, you may have GERD.
Left untreated, GERD can cause erosion or ulcers of the esophagus and other severe gastric complications. GMIS as a dedicated team of specialists can diagnose and treat GERD by prescribing motility testing, diet and lifestyle changes, over-the-counter antacids, prescription medicines, and surgery in the most serious cases.
Chronic recurring hemorrhoids can be painful and uncomfortable and have a negative impact on your quality of life. A sub-specialty of GMIS, the Northwest Hemorrhoid Center provides expert colon and rectal surgeon to get you diagnosed quickly so you can experience relief fast, and return to your active lifestyle as soon as possible. Our center successfully treats more than 1,000 hemorrhoid cases each year. Our specialists utilize a variety of state-of-the-art treatments, ranging from minimally invasive rubber band ligation and sclerotherapy to the virtually painless infrared coagulation procedure to reduce swelling, ease pain and correct aggravating hemorrhoids fast.
An estimated 5 million Americans are suffering with a hernia and each year and about one million hernia repairs are performed annually in the U.S. Hernias can cause severe pain and will not get better or repair on their own. Surgery is the only way to correct a hernia. Many people avoid hernia surgery because they mistakenly believe the procedure will require an overnight hospital stay and a lengthy, painful recovery. But left untreated, hernias can result in other serious complications.
Since there are various types of hernias, our surgeons provide a variety of state-of-the-art surgical options, including minimally invasive, outpatient laparoscopic techniques. Minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia repair is performed with very little downtime, better results and aggressive pain control methods for a more comfortable recovery.
At the Oregon Clinic’s Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery unit, we have developed a comprehensive program for the treatment of liver and pancreatic diseases. Our board-certified surgeons perform a wide range of non-surgical, minimally invasive and open surgical therapies to treat a variety of disorders of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts. From treatments for liver and pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumors to pancreatitis and bile duct tumors and injuries, our state-of-the-art therapies and talented specialists ensure that you will receive the most advanced care. As a nationally-recognized, high-volume center, with vastly trained and experienced surgeons, we have the experience to deliver optimal results and the best possible outcomes. Click here to learn more about Liver and Pancreas Surgery at The Oregon Clinic.
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