General Surgery

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Specialties & Programs


Welcome to Pine Creek Medical Center’s General Surgery Department! This department offers a comprehensive range of different surgical treatment options. Surgery, once considered as a craft in the old age rather than as a now well-established intellectual and practical art, is a specialty, which is concerned with providing comprehensive care for individuals requiring general operative procedures.

Our surgeons at Pine Creek Medical Center are well-trained specialists who perform a wide range of surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques when possible. We provide treatment for patients needing surgery on the breast, skin, endocrine system, or abdomen, which includes the, pancreas, stomach, colon, small bowel and esophagus, among other organs. Some of these procedures include, appendectomy, splenectomy, cholecystectomy, hernia repairs, and much more! Our surgical specialists use special techniques appropriately to prevent complications and infections, minimize hospital stays, and speed-up the recovery process for patients to return to normal activities and daily life as quickly as possible.

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The General Surgery department also performs surgeries such as the following:

  • Hernia repair
  • Stomach surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Removal of the appendix
  • Removal of the gall bladder
  • Breast surgery
  • Colonoscopy

Patient’s health is a high priority in our department that is why Pine Creek Medical Center strives to provide the best possible care with our exceptionally skilled staff. The multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Surgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dieticians
  • Social Workers

What is a Gastrointestinal Stent?

Esophageal, Colonic, and Enteric Stenting A gastrointestinal stent is an expandable, tubular support that is placed inside a segment of a gastrointestinal organ like the esophagus, colon, or intestine. It is used for treatment and palliation of an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract due to various diseases. A stent is generally small (about the size […]

What is a Gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy: Examination of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Gastroscopy is a special procedure that is used by gastroenterologists to examine the condition of the walls and the lining of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This means that the procedure can check if your esophagus (a tube that serves a passageway, bringing food from mouth to the stomach), […]

What is an Endoscopy?

WHAT IS AN ENDOSCOPY? Endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure (can also be used for treatment) that allows your doctor to view the digestive/gastrointestinal tract using a sophisticated instrument called an endoscope. WHAT IS AN ENDOSCOPE? An endoscope is a flexible instrument with advanced imaging capabilities and specialized features that can also be used for advanced […]

What is a Colonoscopy?

COLONOSCOPY: Examination of the Large Intestine and Rectum Colonoscopy is a procedure that is performed by using a colonoscope – a flexible, long, narrow tube with a tiny camera and light to look inside the colon or large intestine and the rectum. This procedure can reveal problems inside the intestine such as swelling, irritation, masses, […]


What is the Appendix? The human appendix is a small, 3 to 4-inch tube attached to the cecum – the junction that connects the small bowel (intestine) to the large intestine. It is a worm-like appendage (hence the term appendix), that is also termed as ‘cecal appendix’ or ‘vermiform appendix.’ Do I Need My Appendix? […]


What is the Gallbladder? The human gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located at the upper-right side of the abdomen hiding under the liver. It stores a combination of fluids, some fats, cholesterol, and the bile. How Does the Gallbladder Work? The gallbladder’s principal function is to store bile, a substance that helps the digestive […]


What is the Spleen? The spleen is a lymphatic organ situated behind the lower ribs at the upper left side of the abdomen. It lies near the tail (tip) of the pancreas, beneath our diaphragm and at the back of the stomach. Do I Need My Spleen? The spleen plays a vital role as an […]

Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia Repair Surgery: Types and Recovery Hernia occurs when a weak part in the connective tissue or surrounding muscle causes an individual’s intestine to protrude. These hernias are common and may cause certain issues and discomfort. Oftentimes, they are perceived as a bulge, but there are cases that hernias may go unnoticed until it is […]

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal: Purpose, Risks, and Procedure Gallbladder stones are very common and surgical intervention is usually advised to treat this problem. Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the inflamed or problematic gallbladder. To understand the purpose, risks, and the procedure, let us review the following information on the gallbladder, gallstones, and the procedure itself. About […]


The goal of our department is to provide highly specialized services utilizing the newest treatments, and applying the best surgical techniques; and to coordinate follow-up of post-operative care.

At Pine Creek Medical Center, we always strive to provide the best care possible!

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