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Advanced Surgical Services

Surgical services at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital accommodates a wide variety of outpatient procedures.

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Surgery is typically never the first option. When it is the best option, we sincerely hope you will choose HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, where our surgeons perform the latest advanced techniques so that you don’t have to have a  lengthy hospital stay, a large and painful incision – resulting in a sizable scar – and weeks of rest and recuperation.  

Today, thanks to advances in technology and specialized training, doctors at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital can perform a wide variety of surgeries using minimally invasive techniques. These surgeries are often less risky for patients and result in less pain and scarring. Most important, people can usually return to their regular routines in a matter of days. 

Speak with your primary care provider to schedule your surgery at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital

About the Surgery Center

A breast biopsy is a procedure to remove a small sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing. A breast biopsy is a way to evaluate a suspicious area in your breast to determine whether it is breast cancer. There are several types of breast biopsy procedures. A breast biopsy provides a sample of tissue that doctors use to identify and diagnose abnormalities in the cells that make up breast lumps, other unusual breast changes, or suspicious or concerning findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. The lab report from the breast biopsy can help determine whether you need additional surgery or other treatment. 
Cataract Surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision. 

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well. 

Talk to your primary care provider to schedule your colonscopy at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital.

Endoscopy is the insertion of a long, thin tube directly into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail. It can also be used to carry out other tasks including imaging and minor surgery. Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus. 
Specialized gastrointestinal services include: Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer Screening: An exam using a tube-like instrument to look inside the rectum and colon for polyps, abnormal areas or cancer. Tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be removed. 
General surgeons use surgical procedures to remove disease, repair injuries, and promote health and healing. They also perform diagnostic tests and provide guidance on the need for surgery. These doctors might be called on to perform surgery on almost any part of the body. But they typically focus on treating diseases and injuries of the abdomen, breasts, endocrine system glands, and digestive system organs.  
A hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. A hernia isn't necessarily dangerous. It doesn't improve on its own, however, and can lead to life-threatening complications. Your doctor is likely to recommend surgery to fix a hernia that's painful or enlarging. Hernia repair is a common surgical procedure. 
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery also known as cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen. The surgeon inflates your abdomen with air or carbon dioxide in order to see clearly. It is known as a minimally invasive approach to surgery. 
Podiatric services, a part of Orthopedic surgical services at Good Shepherd Hospital, is a partnership with the finest podiatric surgeons in the region.
Skin lesion removal is a procedure or surgery to remove growths on your skin. You may have a skin lesion removed because it is too big, bothersome, or uncomfortable. Or you may have a lesion removed because it could be cancerous or precancerous.