Holland Hospital General Surgery is a team of highly trained surgeons who provide skilled surgical care and treatment options, including minimally invasive techniques. They diagnose and treat diseases utilizing advanced techniques in a broad range of areas, including:
- Advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Diseases of the Breast
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Testing & Surgery
- Surgical Endoscopy
- Surgical Oncology: Breasts, Colon & Thyroid
- Vein Ablation
Gallstones or gallbladder disease can cause painful digestive problems. Gallbladder disease is sometimes treated with lifestyle changes and medication. If surgery is required, the surgeons of Holland Hospital specialize in minimally invasive laparoscopy, including da Vinci robotic assisted single-site surgery which may mean faster recovery and little to no incision scars.
Nearly 20% of the US population suffers from acid reflux, medically known as GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD causes stomach acid to back up in the esophagus, resulting in regurgitation, coughing and chest pain. If left untreated, GERD can also cause more serious conditions that may lead to esophageal cancer.
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease causes valves in the leg veins to become damaged or diseased, eventually failing to seal properly. The most common symptom is varicose veins, often accompanied by pain, swollen limbs, fatigue, and even skin changes and ulcers.
Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from venous reflux disease. Venous Reflux Disease is progressive -- symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated. There are effective and minimally invasive treatments available that are covered by many insurance providers. Vein ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates varicose veins, stops the progression of venous reflux disease, and improves well-being. With today's technology, most patients resume their normal activities the next day.