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Comprehensive surgical care

At HCA Florida Miami-Dade Surgical Specialists, we provide Greater Miami with a range of general, bariatric and surgical oncology services.

Minimally invasive surgery

Our surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures, a modern technique allowing for smaller incisions, faster recovery time and less pain. We understand how difficult surgical conditions can be. Our team works hard to deliver stress-free personalized care before, during and after procedures.

General surgery services

  • Appendectomy
  • Anal fissures and fistulas
  • Biopsies: temporal artery, muscle, liver and pancreatic
  • Breast Procedures: stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound guided core biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Excisional biopsies of skin lesions, lipomas, cysts, melanomas
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernias: umbilical, ventral, incisional, inguinal robotic and endoscopic repair of Hiatal hernias
  • Nissen fundoplication to treat GERD
  • Pilonidal cystectomy
  • Placement and removal of ports for chemotherapy treatment
  • Robotic surgery
  • Spinal exposure surgery
  • Splenectomy (spleen removal)
  • Thyroidectomy with nerve integrity monitoring and FNA biopsy

Surgical oncology

Our surgical oncologists specialize in the removal of benign and malignant tumors, with Dr. Khithani having subspecialty training in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Surgical oncology procedures

  • Liver resection
  • Gastrectomy
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Liver ablation
  • Colon surgeries: resections, end colostomy, reversal of colostomy

Weight loss surgery

The decision to have bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is life-changing. Reasons to undergo bariatric surgery extend beyond losing weight. Patients may consider having surgery to help improve mobility or following the diagnosis of a chronic condition, like diabetes or hypertension. Though not every individual is a candidate for surgery, it can be a powerful tool for treating metabolic conditions and losing excess weight. Dr. Limaris Barrios and Dr. Steven Henriques support the weight loss surgery program at Mercy Hospital, and discuss the different surgical options with each patient.

Types of weight loss surgery

Your surgeon will discuss different surgical options with you. Our practice currently offers the following weight loss surgeries:

  • Gastric bypass: This procedure involves adjusting the shape of the stomach to hold less food. The surgeon may use traditional or minimally invasive techniques to remove a portion of the stomach. The remaining portion of the stomach is roughly the size and shape of a banana. Due to the reduced size of the stomach, patients are able to feel less hungry while remaining on a diet.
  • Gastric sleeve: Also known as roux-en-y gastric bypass, this procedure promotes weight loss in a different way. During this procedure, the surgeon uses staples to create a smaller stomach pouch. This new stomach, which is about the size of an egg, is connected to the esophagus. The surgeon re-routes the small intestine from the excluded portion of the stomach and reconnects it to the new stomach. Weight loss occurs due to the smaller size of the stomach and due to the inability to absorb as many calories

Your Surgical Team

Surgical candidates work collaboratively with a care team that includes a surgeon, bariatric coordinator, dietitians, social workers, psychiatrists and nurses familiar with the surgery process. Every member of the team plays an important role in helping patients experience the best possible outcome. It is essential that the patient stay committed to the weight loss process before, during and after surgery. The care team is there to offer support every step of the way. We also encourage patients engage with any in-person or virtual support groups offered by the hospital’s bariatric surgery program.

Dr. Limaris Barrios explains the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass weight loss surgery procedures

A number of surgical options are available for patients considering weight loss surgery. Dr. Limaris Barrios, a general and bariatric surgeon from Miami-Dade Surgical Group, explains the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass options.

Dr. Kahane — Cirujano General con Miami Dade Surgical Specialists

Dr. Kahane es un cirujano general con Miami Dade Surgical Specialists en Mercy Hospital.

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