Surgery Techniques... Today
With nearly two decades of combined experience, Dr. Shikiar is skilled and comfortable with traditional open surgical procedures. But
now, minimally invasive surgical techniques make it possible for Dr.
Shikiar to perform surgery with your comfort in mind. These
techniques result in drastically smaller incisions, less pain and reduced
postoperative complications and a shorter length of recovery, making many
types of surgery not only easier on you, but safer and more effective, as
Laparoscopy is a particularly effective form of minimally invasive surgery
that Dr. Shikiar uses with great success for his patients.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed with a fiber-optic videoscope and small
inserted through simple, tiny incisions.
Dr. Shikiar uses laparoscopic surgery as a safe alternative to
open surgery for conditions like these:
Hernia Repair - The
laparoscopic version of hernia repair is similar to traditional methods,
but results in less tension on the hernia site and a remarkably shorter,
more comfortable recovery period.
Gallbladder/bile duct surgery -
Today's laparoscopic gallbladder surgery can mean a
recovery period of only about two weeks, with incisions so small,
sometimes only surgical tape is needed to close them.
Gastric Bypass -
This surgery to treat severe obesity employs laparoscopy to safely close
off the lower portion of the stomach, helping you feel full longer.
Both doctors are involved in your weight loss efforts, providing you with
education and all the support you need to succeed.
Colon Resection/Colostomy Reversal-
Dr. Shikiar is skilled with all types