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Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).

Dr. Bradley Bilton uses the laparoscope to perform bariatric surgery.

He acquired a fellowship in laparoscopic surgeries and perform many of these procedures, however all four of our surgeons use the laparoscope for abdominal surgeries.

Most laparoscopic procedures are done on an out-patient basis. Using this technique has greatly improved our ability to treat patients in a manner that is comfortable, expedient and effective. With this approach, patients can recover faster as they seek to return to their normal routine. As the field continues to grow we sincerely hope more uses will be found for laparoscopic surgery.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery involves the colon, rectum and anus. This branch of surgery typically calls for the removal of portions of the colon due to the presence of tumors.

All four surgeons at University Surgical Associates deal with proctology, that branch of surgery dealing with the rectum and anus. Rectal surgeries for common problems such as

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fissures
  • Fistulas
  • Abscesses

These procedures can usually be performed comfortably in the office or at outpatient centers under light sedation with supplemental local anesthesia. Return to full activity is swift.

Please note, we also specialize in painless, non-operative treatments for bothersome or bleeding hemorrhoids.