The team at Surgical Specialists - Hickory is committed to excellence and dedicated to providing the best available surgical care. Our providers offer expertise in a broad range of surgical specialties, and provide the latest advancements in surgical technique.
The surgeons at Surgical Specialists - Hickory provide a broad range of general surgery services. Simple procedures such as biopsies and minor excisions can usually be performed in our office.
Treating a person with breast disease requires skill, up-to-date techniques, modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, attention to detail, and care and compassion for the patient. The surgeons of Surgical Specialists - Hickory provide leading-edge treatment for benign and malignant diseases of the breast, with the convenience of a multidisciplinary breast center.
The surgeons of Surgical Specialists - Hickory provide expert care for hernias. We can help you decide if your hernia requires surgery, and if needed we can perform surgical repair with the best available modern techniques.
Hernia surgery can usually be offered with a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique. This approach offers some cosmetic advantage, but more importantly may lead to a quicker recovery from surgery and return to work.
Colon and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Minimally invasive procedures for intestinal diseases are rapidly gaining acceptance as the preferred approach. Whether for benign or malignant disease, laparoscopic surgery generally is associated with a quicker recovery after surgery. The surgeons at Surgical Specialists - Hickory have performed hundreds of these operations with excellent results.
Surgical Specialists - Hickory offers advanced treatment options for people with cancer. We specialize in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, adrenal cancer, skin cancer/melanoma, soft tissue cancer such as sarcoma, and others.
Often diagnostic procedures, such as breast biopsy, can be offered with a minimally invasive technique – using a needle puncture instead of a large incision.
State-of-the-art techniques, from sentinel lymph node biopsy to minimal radiation treatment (MammoSite), are offered when appropriate.
We specialize in the surgical treatment endocrine disorders such as thyroid disorders (including thyroid cancer), adrenal tumors (including adrenal adenoma or cancer), and endocrine tumors of the pancreas.
Weight Loss Surgery
The surgical weight loss program at Surgical Specialists - Hickory provides a vital service for patients who suffer from morbid obesity. We offer gastric bypass surgery, adjustable gastric band procedure (Lap-Band or Realize Band), and the sleeve gastrectomy, all with a minimally-invasive laparoscopic approach.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique, performed through smaller incisions. This technique often minimizes blood loss and post-operative pain while speeding recovery times. The doctors at Surgical Specialists - Hickory are highly skilled in current laparoscopic techniques.