General Surgery Services in Southwest Michigan - Bronson Healthcare

General Surgery

If you or a loved one needs surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. The general surgery team at Bronson is here to provide answers. Our board-certified surgeons will make sure that you and your family are informed before, during and after surgery. Because when you're informed about your surgery, you'll worry less and feel more comfortable.

Conditions that may require surgery

You can count on our team to provide tests and treatments for a wide range of adult and pediatric surgical conditions. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Abdominal pain – In certain cases, depending on test results, some pain in your abdominal area may be serious and need surgery
  • Cancer – Tumors or masses in a variety of body parts that can be removed as part of cancer treatment
  • Cysts – A lump or bump just below the skin that may need to be removed
  • Gallstones – Hard stones in your gallbladder that may cause pain
  • Hernias – When an organ pushes through the abdominal wall and forms a lump that may or may not hurt.

While there are many types of hernias, the most common are umbilical (bulge near the belly button), inguinal (located in the groin), incisional (at the site of a previous abdominal incision) and ventral (an opening that develops at any weak spot in the abdomen)

  • Skin and underlying tissue – Removal of all types of noncancerous and cancerous lumps and bumps

Recover faster with minimally invasive surgery

For some conditions, surgery can be performed using minimally invasive options (surgery using very small incisions) whenever possible. For you, this means less blood loss or trauma to surrounding tissues during surgery, less scarring and less time to recover.

Common minimally invasive surgical procedures include laparoscopic colectomy (removal of a diseased part of the colon), laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal).

Bronson surgeons have special training in robotic surgery — an innovative tool for surgery that permits more control, precision and flexibility than is possible with traditional surgery techniques.

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