Sometimes, healthcare needs extend beyond an exam room and a routine checkup and require a special procedure or some kind of surgical intervention. LMG surgeons perform a variety of endoscopic procedures in the endoscopy department at Lutheran Hospital, while more complex operations are performed in the hospital’s surgical suites.
Procedures performed include:
Surgery performed on the stomach and/or intestines to help an obese person lose weight is known as bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is usually performed on people who have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 35 and who also have other health issues, such as type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease. Bariatric procedures performed at Lutheran include gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic adjustable banding.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
LMG’s cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons perform surgeries in the chest region — specifically in the heart, lungs and major blood vessels, and sometimes the esophagus, sternum and trachea — to repair damage caused by a variety of diseases or disorders. These procedures, which range from routine to complex, are performed using the latest in technology, devices and medications to help ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
Thanks to advanced surgical techniques and improved medications that help prevent infection and rejection, organ transplants are becoming an effective way to treat heart and kidney disease. By adhering to a strict multidisciplinary approach to the transplant process, the LMG transplant team has been successful in exceeding national survival rate averages and improving long-term outcomes and overall quality of life for heart and kidney transplant patients.
LMG trauma surgeons care for adult and pediatric trauma patients who are brought to the Lutheran Hospital Level II Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Centers. The centers provide 24/7 trauma care that spans the continuum of care, from prevention to rehabilitation. Trauma surgeons not only perform surgeries that range from car crash to stabbing and gunshot-wound victims, they are also available for consultations and referrals. In addition, these surgeons are responsible for care management of all multiple-injury trauma patients, which includes assessment, stabilization, the inpatient stay, discharge and follow-up.