Our Procedures

General Surgery

involves the diagnosis and preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of patients with diseases of the alimentary tract; abdomen and its contents; breast; head and neck; endocrine system and vascular system (excluding intracranial vessels and the heart). It includes:

  • Sentinel Node Biopsy Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to determine whether breast cancer has spread to axillary lymph nodes. The biopsy requires the removal of one to three lymph nodes for close review by a pathologist.

  • Breast Biopsy / Lumpectomy Lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a potentially cancerous lump (or tumor) in the breast, along with a small margin of the surrounding normal breast tissue. The procedure is an attractive surgical treatment option for breast cancer because it allows women to maintain most of their breast after surgery.

  • Hernia Repair (all types) Hernias erupt when a weakened abdominal muscle tears open, permitting the organs inside to push through. The weakened or torn muscle is repaired with stitches, and the surgeon will often strengthen the area with a patch made of a synthetic material.

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology)

    has traditionally been concerned with research and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Advances in scientific knowledge, diagnostic capabilities and technology have broadened the scope of this field, which has led to subspecialization.

    General otorhinolaryngologists, commonly called ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons, practice within the total scope of one of the subspecialties: Otology, Facial Surgery, or Head and Neck Oncology. Procedures performed at SSSC include:

  • Tympanoplasty A hole in the eardrum may lead to repeated ear infections with pain, discharge and hearing loss. If this is the case, surgery called a Tympanoplasty is recommended to close the perforation and put and end to these infections.

  • Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty is surgery to alter the shape or function of the nose. The more common term for this operation is called a "nose job".

  • Septoplasty Septoplasty is an operation to correct a deformity of the nasal septum. The usual purpose is to improve nasal breathing, but it may also be performed to allow adequate examination of the inside of the nose.

  • Laryngoscopy During a Laryngoscopy, a physician examines a patient's vocal chords to see if they are functioning normally.

  • Ear Tubes Ear tubes are small tubes made out of plastic or metal that are placed into the ear drum to ventilate the middle ear, prevent buildup of fluid, and decrease pressure.

  • Adenoidectomy The adenoids are two small lumps of tissue that lie on either side and at the very back of the throat, where it meets the back of the nose. Swollen adenoids are often associated with tonsillitis and are usually removed as part of a tonsillectomy.

  • Cosmetic (or Plastic or Reconstructive) Surgery

    is defined as: "Surgery dealing with restoration of wounded, disfigured, or unsightly parts of the body." It includes cosmetic surgery or cosmetic corrections not necessarily related to the physical health or safety of the patient.

    The word "plastic" in its classic sense means "giving form of fashion to matter." Plastic surgeons have a philosophy about how tissues can be handled and a technique for handling them that heals the patient's body and mind, limited only by the surgeon's ingenuity. They attempt to restore both function and appearance. Our Cosmetic procedures include:

  • Face Lift

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

  • Breast Reduction

  • Gynecology

    is the branch of medicine dealing with health care for women. Gyecologic surgery includes certain problems of the female genitourinary tract. Specialty certification boards have also been established in gynecology oncology, endocrinology and infertility. Procedures performed at SSSC include

  • Endometrial Ablation An endometrial ablation is a surgical technique used to eliminate the endometrial lining of the uterus. Its purpose is to end the menstrual flow.

  • Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is a way to look inside the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, telescope-like device that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix. It may help a doctor diagnose or treat a uterine problem.

  • Urology

    is defined as the branch of medicine and surgery concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the urogenital tract of the male and the urinary tract of the female.

    The practice of urology involves, aside from routine diagnostic and surgical work, special knowledge and skills in the treatment of pediatric urologic problems, infections of the urinary tract, infertility and sterility, male sexual problems, testicular and prostate cancer. Urological procedures performed at the South Sound Surgery Center include:

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

  • Bladder / Kidney Stone Removal

  • Removal of Bladder Tumor

  • Bladder Repair for incontinence

  • Bladder Biopsy Bladder biopsy involves the removal of a small piece of tissue from the bladder for examination. It is often performed as a part of a cystoscopy.

  • Ophthalmology

    is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Detection of disease in other parts of the body may be made through eye examination, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, brain tumors and hypertension. It includes:

  • Removal of foreign body from eye

  • Laser procedures

  • Eyelid procedures

  • Tear Duct Probing Children born with a blocked tear duct can often be cured by a probing. A thin, blunt metal wire is gently passed through the tear drainage system to open any obstruction.

  • Eye Muscle Repair Eye muscle repair is surgery to align eyes or correct eye muscle abnormality (strabismus).

  • Podiatric surgical services

    South Sound Surgery Center offers a full array of to help you maintain healthy feet. Some of the more common problems treated at our center include...

  • Bunions Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Flat Feet Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.