There are some instances and conditions where more major surgery is beneficial, perhaps even vital to their well-being. Major surgical procedures often require extraction of some sort, I.E. the removal of an organ or an alteration of the natural anatomy such as transplantation. They also involve a great exposal of a body cavity. While Dr. Steljes and her medical team are highly trained in performing advanced surgical procedures, they also practice minor procedures, as well.
Dr. Trina Steljes is an expert transplant surgeon in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with over 17 years of experience. Dr. Steljes and her medical team aim to help enhance your wellness and improve your quality of living. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What is a minor surgical procedure?
A minor surgical procedure is an approach that doesn’t require the penetration of a body cavity. Minor surgical procedures also do not influence deterioration of bodily functions. Laparoscopy is one procedure Dr. Steljes performs that is considered a minor procedure. Some minor procedures are necessary when the area of surgery is unfit for a more major surgical approach. For example, if a patient has malignant pancreatic cancer, minor surgical procedures may be necessary if the pancreatic cancer has spread too widely. In contrast to major surgical procedures, minor procedures only breach the skin, mucous membranes, and connective tissue. To learn more about the minor surgical procedures we offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and meet with Dr. Steljes and her medical team.
What is the preparation process like for minor surgical procedures?
At the start of all procedures, both major, as well as minor, Dr. Steljes and her medical team will cleanse and disinfect the part of the body where the surgery will take place with a surgical scrub of the skin. This step may include extraction of any hair on the skin, as well. The surgical area will be covered with sterile drapes for protection.
If you are noticing abnormal symptoms that are concerning you, don’t hesitate to seek help. Upon meeting with Dr. Steljes, she and her team can best determine whether a major or minor surgical procedure may be the right approach for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out which minor or major surgical procedure can help strengthen your wellness. We look forward to meeting with you and helping to enhance your quality of living!