When it comes to colon and rectal surgery Dr. Garcia has acquired the most advanced skills which allows him to perform surgery of the colon with a robotic and laparoscopic approach to ensure the safest outcomes.
Dr. Garcia’s expertise in robotic and laparoscopic techniques are reflected in his reviews over the years with very satisfied patients who experience a full recovery. They are able to go back to their normal lives after having a complex procedure. He prides himself on explaining the patients’ conditions and what they can expect with an honest and empathic approach.
Conditions commonly treated are diverticultis , and colon cancer and polyp resections. It can be done in open or laparoscopic or robotic fashion.
#1 > Diverticulitis
Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system. They are found most often in the lower part of the large intestine (colon). Diverticula are common, especially after age 40, and seldom cause problems.
Sometimes, however, one or more of the pouches become inflamed or infected. That condition is known as diverticulitis. Diverticulitis can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits.
Mild diverticulitis can be treated with rest, changes in your diet and antibiotics. Severe or recurring diverticulitis may require surgery. Dr Garcia does colon surgery for the most part Laparocopic or Robotic with accelerated recovery.
#2 > Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they are often referred to as colorectal cancers. In most of the case for colon cancer Dr Garcia performs the procedure with minimally Invasive technique. The average hospital stay is a few days.
Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Over time some of these polyps become colon cancers. Early detection of cancer and early surgery leads to excellent survival rates.
Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by identifying polyps before they become colon cancer.
The Stages of Colon Cancer
- Stage I. Your cancer has grown through the superficial lining (mucosa) of the colon or rectum but hasn’t spread beyond the colon wall or rectum.
- Stage II. Your cancer has grown into or through the wall of the colon or rectum but hasn’t spread to nearby lymph nodes.
- Stage III. Your cancer has invaded nearby lymph nodes but isn’t affecting other parts of your body yet.
- Stage IV. Your cancer has spread to distant sites, such as other organs — for instance to your liver or lung.
#3 > Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy uses a long, flexible and slender tube attached to a video camera and monitor to view your entire colon and rectum. If any suspicious areas are found, your doctor can pass surgical tools through the tube to take tissue samples (biopsies) for analysis.
Dr Garcia performs diagnostic colonoscopies on a routine basis in a surgery center or a hospital when necessary. Preparation is required and our office will offer you the instructions for the procedure.
Dr Garcia is an amazing Doctor. My mother-in-law Gaby Gascon was diagnosed with Cancer and from the very beginning he made her feel as if she were part of his family. He inspires his patients to communicate their fears and concerns while helping them relax with his wit and humor. He thoroughly explained the procedures and process and provided a level of compassion, comfort and reassurance that made her feel at ease prior to and after the surgery.Elizabeth Sosa Perez
Dr Garcia and his staff are top notch. From my very first visit I have been treated like a VIP. My surgery was virtually painless and I have my life back. I am a tennis coach and had resigned to think that I will never play again. Thanks to Dr. Garcia I will be back and better than ever very soon. Thank you!!!!!Scott Smashey
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