General surgery is a medical field requiring both broad knowledge and a high level of specialization. That is why surgeons who practice general surgery, such as Dr. Ebanks, are skilled in treating a wide range of health issues: from gastrointestinal problems and vascular disorders to trauma and infections.
General surgery also entails diagnosing conditions and caring for patients from the moment they enter our office to follow-up care. As an experienced general surgeon, Dr. Ebanks offers a range of surgical procedures to her Cayman Island patients. General surgical procedures we regularly perform at Cayman Surgery include:
A type of minimally invasive gallbladder removal surgery that has become increasingly common in the past few decades. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy allows surgeons to remove an inflamed or infected gallbladder without making large incisions. Instead, only a tiny incision located at the navel is needed. As a result, it is a safer alternative to open surgery that leads to quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays and a lower risk of complications.
A laparoscopic appendectomy is a surgery performed to remove an inflamed or burst appendix. The appendix is a tube found at the end of the large intestine. When it becomes inflamed (appendicitis) or ruptures, it can lead to serious infection and even be fatal. Dr. Ebanks has performed many life-saving laparoscopic appendectomies through the years of working with Cayman Islands patients.
A hernia can appear anywhere on the body, but those that usually require surgery appear in the lower part of the abdomen or groin area. Surgery can help remove discomfort, the appearance of bulging and reduce your risk of complications from a hernia. An open type of surgery is often performed on hernias; however, it can also be operated on endoscopically.
Diseases of the colon, anus and rectum are normally treated with proctology procedures. A general surgeon, such as Dr. Ebanks, can help diagnose and suggest treatment options for conditions like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and anal fistulas. She can also perform a range of in-office procedures to treat these uncomfortable and distressing conditions.
Skin Excision & Subcutaneous Tumor
A new skin lesion or lump under the skin is definitely nothing to be taken lightly. To rule out malignancy and to quickly treat existing tumors, Dr. Ebanks performs skin and subcutaneous tumor incisions in-office. These procedures are performed under local anesthesia within a couple of minutes. Schedule an appointment today for peace of mind.