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Select a surgery type from the list below to view description and body location.

Bariatric Surgery

Roux–en Y

A gastric bypass surgical procedure in the treatment of severe obesity that involves partitioning off part of the upper stomach (by stapling and separation from the lower stomach) to form a small pouch, dividing the jejunum into upper and lower parts, and forming a Y-shaped attachment by stapling together the free end of the lower part of the intestine to a new outlet on the upper stomach pouch and attaching the free end of what was the upper intestine to a new opening on the small intestine.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The left side of the stomach is removed leaving a smaller "sleeve" or tube that is shaped like a banana. This surgery involves stapling of the stomach and then removing the left side of the stomach.



LAP-BAND™ is the brand name for a gastric banding appliance used in weight loss surgery. The band is placed around the stomach, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten during a meal.


Repair is a surgical procedure to return an organ that protrudes through a weak area of muscle to its original position. Locations can be femoral (groin), inguinal (where the testes descend into the scrotum), umbilical (belly button), incisional (at the site of a scar from earlier abdominal surgery), or hiatal (corrects a weakness or opening in the diaphragm above the stomach).

hernia types


Gallbladder location

Removal of the gallbladder.


Colon location

Treatment of the variety of diseases and conditions of the colon including:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, fistulas, etc.)


appendix location

Removal of the appendix.

Nissan Fundoplication

stomach and esophagus location

When the fundus of the stomach is wrapped completely around the lower end of the esophagus to correct severe heartburn.

Liver wedge resections and thermal energy procedures

liver location

Surgical removal of part of the liver for some types of cancer.


stomach location

Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach for cancer or severe ulcers.


pancreas location

The surgical removal of the pancreas. Pancreatectomy may be total, in which case the whole organ is removed, or partial, referring to the removal of part of the pancreas.


spleen location

Surgical removal of the spleen.


adrenal glands

Surgical removal of one or both of the adrenal glands located above each kidney.

Total Colectomy

colon location

Surgical excision of part or all of the colon, performed to treat cancer of the colon, diverticulitis, or severe chronic ulcerative colitis.

Pancreaticoduodenectomy ("Whipple")

pancreas location

A surgical procedure in which the head of the pancreas, the entire duodenum, a portion of the jejunum, the distal third of the stomach, and the lower half of the common bile duct are excised, usually to relieve obstruction caused by tumors.