If your condition requires surgical treatment, the skilled surgeons at St. Francis provide the experience and expertise you need, right here at home.
St. Francis is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms, and the surgeons on staff continue to expand the procedures available across many specialties including orthopedics, neurosurgery, urology, and bariatric and reconstructive surgery.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery – A number of surgeons who practice at St. Francis use minimally invasive techniques when appropriate for their patients. This can often reduce scarring, pain, and recovery time for many procedures.
Bariatric Surgery – St. Francis offers bariatric surgery options for weight loss. Minimally invasive gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) and gastric banding are available.
Breast Cancer Surgery – Expanded services are now available for patients with breast cancer. The surgeons at St. Francis perform a range of procedures including breast reconstruction, mastectomy, and lumpectomy.
Colon Cancer – Colon cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer in the United States. However, advancements in screening methods allow physicians to detect and remove even tiny precancerous polyps, often preventing disease. St. Francis offers traditional, minimally invasive, and non-surgical treatment for colorectal cancer and diseases of the rectum, anus, and small bowel. We also offer colonoscopy screening for colon cancer.
Over 150,000 cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, with more than 50,000 annual deaths. But if discovered early, there is a 95 percent survival rate for colon cancer. Colonoscopy screenings are encouraged for anyone age 50 and older or for anyone with a family history of colon cancer.
Cosmetic Surgery – Surgeons on staff at St. Francis offer breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and arm lift (brachioplasty) procedures.
Ear Nose and Throat – Ear Nose and Throat specialists perform a variety of procedures including removal of tonsils and adenoids, ear tubes for persistent ear pain or infections, endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery as well as balloon sinuplasty. They also offer surgical treatment for most types of head and neck cancer and thyroid surgery.
General surgeons on staff at St. Francis perform numerous procedures for conditions affecting the digestive system, including surgical treatment for acid reflux, gallstones, and inflammatory bowel disease. Our surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive techniques and many colon procedures can be performed laproscopically. Patients may benefit from reduced pain and recovery time and may also be able to resume a normal diet and colon function sooner.
General Surgery – General surgery experts lead the field by performing gallbladder removal, hernia repair, gastrointestinal surgery, and breast surgery by traditional and state-of-the art laparoscopic techniques. Esophageal ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus is also performed, offering early treatment for pre-cancerous cells.
Gynecological Surgery – Gynecological surgeries, including the treatment for ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer are performed at St. Francis as well as laparoscopic and traditional hysterectomy and treatments for incontinence and endometriosis.
Neurosurgery – Surgical treatment for brain and neck tumors, pituitary tumors, and carotid and vertebral artery disease is now available at St. Francis as well as interventions for brain trauma and hemorrhage or stroke.
Orthopedic Surgery – Orthopedic surgeons perform hip and knee replacement surgery as well as shoulder arthroscopy, spine procedures, hip fracture repair, specialized hand treatment, carpal tunnel surgery, and foot and ankle procedures.
Spine Care – The neurosurgeons at St. Francis offer advanced treatments for spinal conditions. Pain management physicians and interventional radiologists can also perform treatments for painful spine disorders.
Urologic Surgery – The surgeons on staff at St. Francis offer effective methods to treat prostate, bladder, and pelvic disorders as well as lithotripsy (kidney stone removal) and surgical removal of the kidney or bladder for tumors.
Vascular – Surgeons perform carotid artery repair, placement of vascular access catheters, and arteriovenous fistula formation for dialysis access.