7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC
Gastroenterology located in Ocala, FL
Some gastrointestinal conditions either benefit from or require surgery. Board-certified gastroenterologist, Vishnu Reddy, MD, at 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC in Ocala, Florida, is a skilled physician and surgeon who performs gastrointestinal (GI) surgery at the on-site surgical center, Central Florida Endoscopy & Surgical Institute of Ocala, LLC. For a consultation with Dr. Reddy, contact the office by phone or request an appointment online today.
GI Surgery Q & A
What is gastrointestinal (GI) surgery?
GI surgery refers to procedures that involve various parts of your digestive system, which includes your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. GI surgery may also include procedures performed on your liver, gallbladder, or pancreas.
The gastroenterologist at 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC, is an experienced physician and surgeon and performs GI surgery at the on-site surgical center. The state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped to diagnose and treat many gastrointestinal conditions using the most advanced techniques and tools available.
What at common GI surgeries?
At the on-site surgical center, the gastroenterologist at 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC, performs many GI surgeries. Some of the most common include:
During a polypectomy, which is conducted during a colonoscopy, polyps are removed from your colon.
Polyps are most often benign growths of tissue, but they can become cancerous. Removing polyps found during a colonoscopy may reduce your risk of developing colon cancer.
Dilation of strictures
Dilation of strictures refers to a procedure aimed at widening a portion of your bowel that is uncharacteristically narrow. During the procedure, a balloon is placed in the narrowed portion of your digestive system and inflated.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
PEG is a procedure that places a feeding tube through your abdominal wall to the outside of your body. The PEG is used to provide liquid nutrition, which may be needed if you’re not able to eat enough due to an underlying health issue (cancer), or it’s not safe for you to eat (difficulty swallowing).
If your specialist at 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC, finds abnormal tissue during an endoscopy procedure, a biopsy may be performed so that a pathologist can evaluate the tissue.
What can I expect during GI surgery?
Many of the GI surgeries performed by the specialist at 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC, are conducted at the on-site surgical center, Central Florida Endoscopy & Surgical Institute of Ocala, LLC.
The specifics of your GI surgery may depend on the type of surgery you’re having. Your surgeon reviews the details of the procedure during a consultation, which may include instructions on how to prepare for your GI surgery, what to expect during surgery, and the expected length of recovery.
Most procedures require sedation, and you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your GI surgery.
GI surgery can provide relief from your symptoms or serve as a diagnostic tool to help you get answers to your questions. For comprehensive care from an experienced specialist, contact 7 Hill Gastroenterology, LLC, by phone or online today.