General Surgery

Department of Specialty Care

General Surgery

Our general surgeons are specialist trained to manage a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body, including minimally invasive surgical techniques that significantly reduce the amount of time spent in the hospital and promote quicker recovery.

Our surgical team provides preoperative, operative and postoperative care in addition to comprehensive management of trauma victims and the critically ill.


Michael Heuman, MD
Hydi Laidlaw-Smith, DO
Lauren McDowell-Jacobs, MD

CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • Cholecystitis (Gallbladder)
  • Appendicitis
  • Infected cysts/abcesses
  • Heartburn (GERD)
  • Hernias
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon cancer screenings and treatment
  • Abdominal pain (exploratory surgery)

Treatment Options and Specialties

Our general surgery team treats…

Physical Exams

Our general surgery team offers office consultations to discuss and choose the best possible treatment option for each case.

Procedures performed in the provider based location:

Certain types of injuries and conditions require specialized treatment to ensure a full recovery. Surgical repair or other medical procedures are often necessary to restore an injured patient to their former quality of life.

Conditions treated in this office include:

  • Removal of small skin lesions, moles
  • Biopsy (Lab assessment of tissue)
  • Aspiration (removal of tissue)
  • Incision and drainage of an abscess
  • Excision (removal) of necessary organ

Minimally invasive surgical options, comprehensive care and advanced surgical treatments are conveniently available for patients in our community.

Cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis occurs when bile becomes trapped in the gallbladder. This often happens because a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. This is the tube that bile travels into and out of the gallbladder. When a stone blocks this duct, bile builds up, causing irritation and pressure in the gallbladder. This can lead to swelling and infection.

Source: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000264.htm