General Surgery Offered in Dallas, TX
Visit Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA for General Surgery Options
Unlike the name suggests, general surgery is actually a specified field for surgeons to enter when looking to help Dallas, TX patients. Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA has studied many different techniques and methods for delivering general surgery options for the endocrine system, digestive tract (esophagus and related organs), breast, skin, soft tissue, and many more. Dr. Sutker began his training at the University of Texas in Austin and received his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Additionally, Sutker completed his general surgical internship and residency training at UT-Southwestern. He then went on to receive his fellowship training in minimally invasive bariatric surgery at the University of California-San Francisco.
Dr. Sutker specializes in treating Dallas, TX residents in general surgery conditions with minimally invasive techniques, mostly utilizing robotic-assisted laparoscopy tools. Also, he is specialized in the surgical treatment of obesity, inguinal and ventral hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, and paraesophageal hernias. His practice also has extensive experience with emergency general surgery, managing problems such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, and small bowel obstructions. Keep reading to learn more about some of our other general surgery options at Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA's facility.
Mediport Placement During General Surgery
When you are receiving hematology or oncology general surgery treatments, we will likely begin with a Mediport placement to help draw many blood samples throughout the procedures. It can also easily administer painkilling drugs during your visit. It is very helpful and less painful than constant pricks and pokes from needles. The Mediport only requires two incisions to be installed, which we will close with stitches or surgical glue. There is no need to worry about it affecting your daily life during your treatment process but do try to avoid hitting it directly. If you begin to notice swelling, fever, chills, increased bruising, or bleeding/drainage from your incisions, please come back to see Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA for assistance.
General Surgery Options for Abscess Drainage
If you need an abscess opened for drainage, please call the office of Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA in Dallas, TX. He and his staff are prepared to help you experience relief and comfort after opening and releasing the trapped pus, debris, and bacteria. It is best to drain an abscess as soon as possible due to the infection they can potentially spread throughout your body if left untreated. After you receive this general surgery, you will be sent home with oral antibiotics to help fend off any infections which may still be spreading as the abscess continues to fully drain. If you are still suffering through pain after a few days post general surgery, speak with Dr. Sutker for other medication options. He will also perform a general checkup on the wound.
Skin Lesions Removed with General Surgery
There are many reasons to have skin lesions removed from your body. Skin lesions are abnormal lumps, bumps, ulcers, sores, or a discolored area on the skin. The most common skin lesion is a mole developed at birth, but others can form due to varying factors, such as too much sun exposure. Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA uses this general surgery procedure to help prevent cancer or stop it from spreading. He can even offer this procedure for cosmetic reasons. There are many methods to remove skin lesions from your skin, as Dr. Sutker utilizes biopsy, excision, cryosurgery, curettage, electrocautery, laser surgery, and Mohs micrographic surgery.
General Surgery to Remove Pilonidal Cysts
Pilonidal cysts are common in ages between 15-24 and are very common after the age of 40. It is a cystic structure which will develop around your tailbone (coccyx) towards the divide of the buttocks and range in sizes with most measuring 1.5 inches – 2 inches. Dr. Michael Sutker will remove this cyst by using a local anesthetic and then cutting open the infected area. It is necessary to drain the abscess and patch up the wound with gauze to effectively soak up excess pus. You generally won’t need antibiotics with this type of infection, but if there are any signs of spreading, he will prescribe one for you as a precaution.
Wound Care from General Surgery Procedures
After receiving general surgery procedures, you will need to administer wound care to decrease the chance of scarring. Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA will use staples, stitches, surgical glue, or gauze with tape strips to bandage your incision areas. He will also prescribe you general antibiotics if there is any chance that infection could spread. If you have any questions for taking care of your wounds, please be sure to discuss them with Dr. Sutker. You will also be required to come in for a checkup at a designated time based on your general surgery procedure.
Call Dr. Sutker MD, PA to Set Up a Consultation in Dallas, TX
Dr. Michael Sutker, MD, PA believes in using minimalist techniques to help you with your general surgery needs in Dallas, TX. Whether you need your appendix removed, help with weight loss, or a cancerous cyst removed, you can count on the surgical skill of Dr. Sutker to help you become healthy once again. Call (972) 464-2880 today to schedule your appointment or go online to set up your consultation for general surgery.