Our surgeons help our patients improve their quality of life with a wide range of surgical services. We are widely known for our expertise in general, peripheral vascular and non-cardiac thoracic surgery.
Many of our general surgeries make use of laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows for faster patient recovery. At Surgical Consultants, general surgery includes, but is not limited to:
Gall bladder surgery
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery at Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic
Hernia repair surgery at Midwest Hernia Center
Breast cancer surgery
Endocrine (thyroid) surgery
Acid reflux surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery
Peripheral vascular surgery includes surgical interventions of arteries and veins, as well as conservative therapies for disease of the peripheral vascular system. Surgical Consultants boasts the largest group of board certified vascular surgeons in the Twin Cities performing a wide variety of peripheral vascular procedures. Our arterial practice is known as Vascular Health Center and our vein clinic is called VeinSolutions. Some of our most regularly requested surgeries include:
Arterial occlusive disease surgery
Carotid endarterectomy surgery
Aortic aneurysm surgery
Minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of varicose veins
Thoracic surgery includes most non-cardiac chest procedures. Some of the thoracic surgeries we routinely perform include:
Lung disease surgery, including cancer
Esophageal disease surgery, including cancer
Laparoscopy is surgery performed using a tiny video camera inserted into the body through a thin tube, requiring only a small incision. The camera provides a magnified view of the inside of a patient's body. Physicians can then make other tiny incisions to insert miniature instruments that allow them to perform surgery without the need for a large incision. While laparoscopic surgery may cause less pain and leave smaller scars than traditional surgery, it's not always the best procedure for every patient. At Surgical Consultants, we recommend laparoscopy only when it’s in a patient’s best interest.
Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery is an option for patients who suffer from morbid obesity. Our surgeons offer a variety of treatments at Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic including the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Adjustable Gastric Banding. These procedures can be performed either laparoscopically, or through open surgery. As an American Society of Bariatric Surgeons Center of Excellence, we are committed to providing our weight loss patients with individualized surgical solutions.
Acid Reflux Surgery
Nearly one in every three persons suffers from acid reflux in the esophagus. Medication and lifestyle changes can often reduce the problem – but not always – and young people may prefer to avoid long-term use of prescription medicines. For such patients, surgery may be a better alternative.