Surgeons in Frankfort, Kentucky
At Frankfort Regional Health in Central Virginia, our multispecialty team has years of surgical experience. We treat a wide range of conditions—from common issues, such as appendicitis, to complex diseases, such as melanoma. Additionally, with advanced surgical options, such as minimally invasive surgery, patients receive effective treatment with shorter recovery time.
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The surgeons at Frankfort Regional Health are dedicated to offering comprehensive, compassionate care. Our team takes the time to get to know you, understand your needs and listen to your concerns. They will also help educate you on your condition and ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.
We offer surgical care for many conditions, including:
- Breast disease and cancer
- Colon cancer
- Gallbladder disorders
- Inguinal and incisional hernia
- Lung masses, nodules and cancer
- Skin cancer/melanoma
- Thyroid and parathyroid problems
- Tumors, nodules and masses
- Vascular conditions
We offer routine diagnostic procedures that can help prevent or allow for early detection of diseases and conditions. These procedures include:
- Bronchoscopy—A bronchoscopy is performed by inserting a small camera through the mouth or nose to view the airways.
- Colonoscopy—A colonoscopy, the most common diagnostic test used to detect colon cancer, is performed by inserting a small camera through the anus to view the large intestine and rectum.
- Upper endoscopy—An upper endoscopy is performed by inserting a small camera through the mouth or nose and is used to view the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine.
Surgical procedures we offer
Our specialists are committed to offering high-quality services and treatments to our patients. To ensure we fulfill this promise, we offer a variety of procedures. Some of those procedures include:
- Axillary dissection
- Lumpectomy and total mastectomy
- Modified radical mastectomy
- Needle localization biopsy
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Stereotactic biopsy
- Ultrasound guided biopsy
- Drainage of pilonidal cysts
- Gastrostomy tube surgery
- Hemorrhoid banding
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic colon resection
- Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
- Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
- Removal of tumors, including adrenal, gastric and pancreatic
- Small/large bowel resections for cancer
- Surgery for Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis
- Surgical repair of anal fissures and fistulas
Head and neck
- Removal of neck masses
- Basal cell skin cancer removal
- Melanoma removal
- Sentinel lymph node dissection for melanoma
- Squamous cell skin cancer removal
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Central venous catheters and ports
- Dialysis catheters
- Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement
- Peripheral arterial bypass
- Repair aortic and peripheral aneurysms
- Venous stripping
Wounds (acute and chronic)
- General wound care
- Management of decubitus ulcers
- Treatment and surgery for chronic venous stasis ulcers
Minimally invasive surgery
When possible, our surgical specialists are committed to using advanced technology and methods for any general surgery you may need. One of the ways we keep this commitment is by offering advanced, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. These procedures are performed with a fiberoptic videoscope (small camera) and other small instruments. They only require small incisions. Minimally invasive methods offer you many benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Fewer complications
- Less harm to surrounding tissue
- Less postoperative pain
- Quicker recuperation
- Reduced blood loss
- Reduced scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
Preparing for surgery
When preparing for surgery, follow the specific guidelines of your surgeon—each procedure may have different preoperative directions. However, general preoperative surgical recommendations include:
- Food and drink should not be consumed after midnight the night before the operation—this excludes medications that your surgical specialist has told you are permissible to take with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
- Shower the night before or morning of the operation.
- Medications, such as blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications (arthritis medications) and vitamin E, need to be stopped temporarily for several days or a week prior to surgery.
- Preoperative preparation may include blood work, medical evaluation, chest X-ray or an electrocardiogram (EKG), depending on your age and medical condition.
- The rectum and colon must be completely empty before a colonoscopy or colon surgery. Patients must drink a special cleansing solution. You may be on clear liquids, laxatives and enemas prior to the operation.
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