GI/colon

Gastrointestinal & Colorectal

The gastrointestinal (GI) system is the tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle by which food is ingested to provide the body with nutrients it can absorb and to excrete waste products. The GI tract includes the alimentary canal extending from the mouth to the anus, and the hormones and enzymes that assist in digestion. 


Some GI surgeries can be performed  laparoscopically through a small incision in the bellybutton. The organs of the GI system include:


  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • small and large intestine


Surgical issues associated with the GI tract:

Stomach and small intestine:

  • ​polyps or tumors, benign or cancerous
  • obstructions

Colon:

  • polyps or tumors - benign or cancerous
  • diverticulosis
Bilio Pancreatic System:
  • gallstones
  • pancreatic
  • masses
  • liver masses
  • bile duct masses and stones
Rectum/Anus:
  • polyps- benign or cancerous
  • hemorrhoids
  • fissures
  • fistulas
  • rectum/anus
  • gallbladder
  • liver

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