gastroenterology services

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery refers to the procedures and treatments that physicians use to diagnose and treat certain problems with the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

Because GI surgery covers many different organs and conditions, procedures and treatments can vary based on your diagnosis. Some disorders that GI surgery treats include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Hepatobiliary (liver and biliary) disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic cancer

Often, lifestyle modifications can be used with medicine to effectively treat GI disorders. However, for some people with more severe conditions, surgery is necessary.

We’re here for you

GI issues can affect men and women of any age and many times can be the result of other factors impacting health. When your condition requires surgical intervention, we’re here for you.

Some of the world’s leading robotic technology is used at Adventist Health Glendale, including:

  • The da Vinci Surgical System – This robotic surgical system is an alternative to open surgery, allowing surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures with unrivaled precision and accuracy.
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) – A surgical technique that allows certain procedures to be performed through one small incision in the belly button.
  • Cyberknife Radiosurgery – Uses real-time x-rays to more accurately determine the treatment target and aims each radiation beam independently to minimize damage to surrounding tissue.

This technology results in less damage to healthy tissue, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to everyday activities.