What Is Small Intestine Surgery?
At Sierra Pacific Surgical, our skilled general surgeons specialize in the removal of benign and malignant tumors in the small intestine. Some signs that a small intestine tumor may be present include abdominal cramps or pain, sudden weight loss, blood in the stool, or a lump in the abdomen. As the symptoms of a small intestinal tumor can mimic the symptoms of other gastrointestinal issues, a diagnosis by a professional is required. When treatment for a benign or malignant tumor is best addressed by a surgical approach, our trusted team is ready to provide expert care. Reach out to our Roseville or Folsom, CA office today to schedule a surgical consultation for small intestine surgery.
How is Small Intestine Surgery Performed?
For patients at Sierra Pacific Surgical, small intestine surgery (also called small bowel resection) is performed at an accredited surgical facility in the Greater Sacramento, CA area. This surgery may be carried out with open (traditional) surgery or a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach, depending on the type of treatment required. During surgery, our skilled general surgeons will locate and remove the section of the small intestine that contains the tumor or diseased area. The remaining small intestine pieces are then sutured together to close the gap and allow for normal digestive function. Following the procedure, patients are closely monitored during the recovery process.
"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
"l.meador - dr. skeehan is very patient and understanding.."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 18, 2018
"Five Stars - Graet surgeon Very thorough and efficient!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 19, 2018
Tumor Removal from the Small Intestine
When it comes to small intestine surgery, it is essential to find a surgeon who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive proper care. At Sierra Pacific Surgical, we offer our patients the latest state-of-the-art surgical treatments, carrying out our core mission of confronting disease, educating patients, and restoring health. Contact one of our centers in Roseville or Folsom, CA to learn more about small bowel resection procedures for the removal of benign or malignant tumors.