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Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal Surgery Services In Chevy Chase, MD

Abdominal Surgery

If you have gallbladder disease, appendicitis, chronic abdominal pain, or a cancerous or noncancerous tumor in the bowel, you might need abdominal surgery as part of your treatment plan. The abdominal surgery services available at the office of Thomas G. Zorc, MD, can address abdominal diseases that aren’t treatable with medications or other therapies. Dr. Zorc takes a patient-centered approach to care and uses the latest techniques in minimally invasive and traditional surgery. Call the Chevy Chase, Maryland, office to schedule an abdominal surgery appointment or request a consultation online today.

Abdominal Surgery Q & A

What is abdominal surgery?

Abdominal surgery describes a procedure to diagnose and treat diseases of the abdominal organs or other structures in the abdominal cavity. These structures can include your stomach, gallbladder, appendix, intestines, and other parts of your gastrointestinal system.

Dr. Zorc performs traditional and minimally invasive abdominal surgeries on individuals aged 16 and up. He tailors a surgical plan to your needs and uses state-of-the-art surgical technologies to perform abdominal surgery.

He will follow your postsurgical care to closely lower your risk for complications and ensure you heal fully.

Why would I need abdominal surgery?

You may be a candidate for abdominal surgery if you have persistent pain or other symptoms of disease that aren’t treatable with nonsurgical therapies.

Dr. Zorc may recommend abdominal surgery if you have conditions like:

  • Hernia
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon tumors
  • Bowel blockages

You might also need abdominal surgery if you have cancer anywhere in your abdominal cavity. Dr. Zorc offers comprehensive health evaluations and uses the latest diagnostic technologies to assess your condition.

He also provides same-day appointments to address urgent medical issues that require prompt attention, so you can avoid the hassles of the hospital emergency room.

What is the recovery time for abdominal surgery?

Your recovery time depends on the reason for your surgery and your overall health. If Dr. Zorc uses minimally invasive techniques that require small incisions, you can expect to heal faster than you might after traditional surgery.

Typically, it takes two weeks for the incisions to heal but your activity will be modified for three to six weeks for the deep abdominal stitches to heal. Dr. Zorc can discuss what to expect after surgery during your initial consultation.

He offers routine checkups and other postsurgical services to ensure your incisions heal fully and to address any discomfort you have. You can expect to schedule office visits soon after surgery, so Dr. Zorc can monitor your progress with recovery. He is also available after hours to discuss any concerns you have about your health.

Call the office of Thomas G. Zorc, MD, to schedule a consultation for abdominal surgery or request an appointment online today.