What Is a Bowel Obstruction?
A bowel obstruction is any material that blocks the small or large intestine and keeps the digestive system from flowing. This material can be feces, cancer, a polyp, an abscess, or a twist in the intestine. Symptoms of a bowel obstruction include abdominal pain, bloating, the inability to pass gas or stool, nausea, and vomiting. Bowel obstruction surgery involves removing the blockage and repairing any damage the blockage might have caused. This condition can be life-threatening and may require immediate surgery. The experienced general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical have a vast amount of expertise in performing bowel obstruction surgery for Northern California patients. For more on this advanced type of care, please contact our Folsom or Roseville, CA office to set up a treatment consultation.
How is Bowel Obstruction Surgery Performed?
The general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical strive to take a minimally invasive approach to bowel obstruction surgery whenever possible. In this version of the surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope is inserted into the intestine to help guide our surgeons. Special instruments are then used to clear the obstruction. If there is damage to any part of the bowels, our team will also either repair or remove the damaged portions of tissue. Depending on the nature of the obstruction, an open surgical approach may be required to address the condition.
"Had gallbladder surgery about 10 days ago that was highly successful. Dr. Chen has a most calming demeanor that exudes confidence. He constantly asked if I had any questions and was always a good listener. I am very pleased that he was my surgeon and I highly recommend him."- R. / Healthgrades / May 31, 2020
"My husband recently developed an intestinal perforation, it was a complicated case with several additional challenges. Dr. Chen was his surgeon, and our experience with his care was phenomenal. Dr. Chen answered every question, visited my husband's hospital room daily, and provided all-around excellent care. My husband's recovery from surgery has been excellent, we have Dr. Chen to thank for such a great outcome."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2020
"SIERRA PACIFIC SURGICAL DR. DAVID M. SKEEHAN, DO SURGICAL REVIEW In today’s world, one often is not treated with care and commitment when receiving medical attention. Fortunately, I am not one of those individuals. In fact, I was so pleasantly satisfied with my recent surgical procedure (3 hernias) that I want to share this extraordinary experience with others and to refer and reward the surgeon and staff for their commitment, experience and expertise. Back in late June, I was referred to Dr. "- S.L. / Healthgrades / Oct 22, 2018
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Improved digestive Health and Function
Bowel obstruction surgery can be a critical, life-saving procedure, making it important to locate the right surgeon to meet your digestive health needs. Sierra Pacific Surgical is staffed by highly experienced, caring general surgeons who are committed to restoring health and function while keeping patients educated on their care. Please contact our centers in Roseville and Folsom, CA today to learn more about bowel obstruction surgery.