Surgical Specialties 2018-02-09T08:31:03+00:00

Surgical Specialties

Bariatric Surgery

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Adjustable Gastric Band: Lap-band
  • Gastric Balloon: Orbera, ReShape

General Orthopedics

  • Arthroscopy: insertion of camera to view internal joint- this can be done for shoulders, wrists, ankles and knees
  • Arthroplasty: Replacement or resurfacing of joint including shoulder, knee, hip
  • Foot/Ankle

Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fractures
  • Trigger Finger release
  • Treatment for Osteoarthritis: joint fusion, osteotomy, joint replacement

Hip

  • Total Hip Replacement (Computer Aided)
  • Partial Hip Replacement

Knee

Shoulder

  • Total & Reverse Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair

Neurosurgery

Pain Management

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical
    • Lumbar
  • Facet Injection
    • Cervical
  • Knee Injections
  • Shoulder Injections
  • Blocks
    • Epidural, Facet and Nerve

Plastic Surgery

Spine Surgery

  • Spinal Decompression:
  • Lumbar Decompression:
    • Lumbar Laminectomy or Laminotomy
    • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Decompression:
    • Posterior Cervical Decompression AKA: Microdiscectomy
    • Anterior Decompression & Fusion
    • Cervical Laminectomy or Laminotomy
  • Fusion:
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)
    • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
    • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
    • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
    • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimally Invasion Spinal Surgery (MIS)
  • 360’ Fusion: Anterior & Posterior fusion can be performed on cervical or lumbar vertebrae

Physicians interested in learning more about practice opportunities, please call 469-329-3700 or complete our contact form.

*The list of specialties offered at FBMC is growing rapidly, and physician joint-venture opportunities are currently available. First Baptist Medical Center offers exceptional physician practice opportunities for both inpatient, outpatient, and ICU care. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and designed to provide the ultimate in patient comfort and satisfaction.

Bariatric Surgery

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is hard to treat with diet and exercise alone. Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. This surgery is an option for people who cannot lose weight by other means or who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity. The surgery restricts food intake, which promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Some surgeries also interrupt how food is digested, preventing some calories and nutrients, such as vitamins, from being absorbed. Recent studies suggest that bariatric surgery may even lower death rates for patients with severe obesity. The best results occur when patients follow surgery with healthy eating patterns and regular exercise.

Read more about Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity >>

Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is traditionally done as “open surgery,” meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.

Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.

Spine surgery is typically recommended only when a period of nonsurgical treatment — such as medications and physical therapy — has not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem. In addition, surgery is only considered if your doctor can pinpoint the exact source of your pain, such as a herniated disk or spinal stenosis.

Who Gets Back Pain?

Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly.

Anyone can have back pain, but some things that increase your risk are:

  • Getting older. Back pain is more common the older you get. You may first have back pain when you are 30 to 40 years old.
  • Poor physical fitness. Back pain is more common in people who are not fit.
  • Being overweight. A diet high in calories and fat can make you gain weight. Too much weight can stress the back and cause pain.
  • Heredity. Some causes of back pain, such as ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis that affects the spine, can have a genetic component.
  • Other diseases. Some types of arthritis and cancer can cause back pain.
  • Your job. If you have to lift, push, or pull while twisting your spine, you may get back pain. If you work at a desk all day and do not sit up straight, you may also get back pain.
  • Smoking. Your body may not be able to get enough nutrients to the disks in your back if you smoke. Smoker’s cough may also cause back pain. People who smoke are slow to heal, so back pain may last longer.

Most people with chronic back pain do not need surgery. It is usually used for chronic back pain if other treatments do not work. You may need surgery if you have:

  • Herniated disk. When one or more of the disks that cushion the bones of the spine are damaged, the jelly-like center of the disk leaks, causing pain.
  • Spinal stenosis. This condition causes the spinal canal to become narrow.
  • Spondylolisthesis. This occurs when one or more bones of the spine slip out of place.
  • Vertebral fractures. A fracture can be caused by a blow to the spine or by crumbling of the bone due to osteoporosis.
  • Degenerative disk disease. As people age, some have disks that break down and cause severe pain.

Read more from The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement surgery is considered when all other conservative measures have failed to provide successful intervention, and may be performed for the following reasons:

  1. To relieve pain
  2. To improve joint stability
  3. To improve alignment and correct bone deformity
  4. To maximize quality of life
  5. To optimize activities of daily living

Total knee replacement surgery is a common procedure performed on more than 600,000 people worldwide each year. With recent advancements in surgical technique and implant design, patients have experienced dramatic improvement in knee pain, function, and quality of life. Furthermore, most patients can now expect their implants to last up to a decade or more, allowing for years of active, healthier, pain-free living.

Read more about Anatomy and Function of the Knee

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery can offer an effective, less-invasive form of surgical treatment. At First Baptist Medical Center, we offer a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures. Compared to traditional “open” surgery, minimally invasive surgery may reduce complications, pain, blood loss, risk of infection, and scarring. Patient who undergo minimally invasive procedures often have a shorter recovery time and return to normal activities faster than patients having traditional open surgery.

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