Surgical Specialists of Greater NY provides acute care surgery for many needs. Some of the most common conditions that require immediate surgical intervention include:
Your appendix is a small pouch on your large intestine located on the lower right side of your abdomen. Inflammation and swelling of the appendix, or appendicitis, causes sudden and severe abdominal pain.
When left untreated, your swollen appendix may burst, leading to a life-threatening situation. Acute care surgery from the experts at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY is the only treatment for appendicitis.
Intestinal obstructions may affect your small or large intestine and stop or limit the movement of food and waste through your gastrointestinal tract.
An intestinal obstruction may perforate the bowel, allowing the contents to leak into the abdominal cavity and increasing your risk of developing a serious infection.
During surgery for intestinal obstructions, the team at Surgical Specialists of Greater NY removes the blockage and repairs any intestinal damage.
Diverticulitis is inflammation of diverticula, which are small pouches that develop along the wall of the large intestine. The surgeons perform acute care surgery for diverticulitis if you have a severe infection, perforation, or repeated bouts of diverticulitis.
Perforated ulcers are holes in the stomach or duodenum — the first section of your small intestine — and requires emergency surgery.