Surgery can be an intimidating experience. That’s why Premier Medical Associates has assembled an expert team of board-certified surgeons and cutting-edge technology to make your experience as smooth as possible. Whether you require major, minor, or exploratory surgery, you can rest assured you will be in the most capable hands from pre-surgery all the way to post-surgery recovery. Our practice is also proud to incorporate the da Vinci Surgical System, as well as laparoscopic technology, to carry out minimally-invasive procedures with high success rates.

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our expert team of caregivers is here to make your surgery and procedure as smooth of an experience as possible. Procedures are performed at Forbes Hospital and UPMC East.

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FAQs on General and Breast Surgery

What Type of General And Breast Surgeries Do You Perform?

Our general and breast surgery team is equipped to perform a wide variety of surgeries, including:

  • Gallbladder
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia surgery
  • Breast biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Carpal tunnel surgery

 

What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?

A laparoscopy is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure used to explore and perform surgeries inside the abdomen. Using a small instrument with a high-resolution camera, called a laparoscope, small incisions are made in the abdominal region to identify and repair the source of pelvic pain. Biopsy samples can be collected using this method of surgery, as well.

A laparoscopy allows doctors to see inside your body without open surgery, and results in minimal scarring. Laparoscopic surgery is typically performed when noninvasive treatments have been unsuccessful.

 

What Is da Vinci Robotic Surgery?

This minimally-invasive, groundbreaking surgical technology was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the year 2000. It is controlled by a surgeon from a console and makes use of a 3D, high-definition view of the inside of the body. It is commonly used in gynecological and urology procedures.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery has been shown to produce improved outcomes for patients, such as reducing the number of complications after a hysterectomy.

 

What Should I Expect From A Visit With Your Team?

For many common surgeries involving the abdominal region (gallbladder, appendectomy, hernias) as well as breast surgery needs (breast biopsies and mastectomy), we have a surgeon available to our referred patients and emergency room needs. Our team also performs thyroidectomy and carpal tunnel surgeries. For less invasive surgery needs, laparoscopic and DaVinci robotic surgery is available.

You will always be briefed on your specific surgical needs and our game plan for your procedure; we understand that every patient’s case is different and requires a unique approach!

 

Procedures are performed at Forbes Hospital and UPMC East.