A safe place to receive care
We recognize that these are uncertain times and you may have concerns about surgery. As always, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Vital healthcare procedures, including those unrelated to COVID-19, should not be ignored at this time. We put together a series of responses to several frequently asked questions regarding upcoming surgery procedures.
Expert surgeons in Miami-Dade County
The surgeons at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami are highly experienced in correcting numerous medical conditions through surgery. Whether you are seeking elective surgery or are in need of emergency surgery, you can be assured that our board-certified surgeons can safely and effectively perform the necessary procedures to maximize your health.
To request a surgical consultation, a physician referral or more information about surgery at Kendall Regional Medical Center, call our Consult-A-Nurse® phone line at (305) 222-2200.
Surgeries offered at Kendall Regional
Our team of surgeons, including heart, gastrointestinal (GI), breast and orthopedic surgeons, specialize in many surgical procedures, including:
- Appendectomy (appendix removal)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Biopsies (breast, liver, muscle, pancreatic and temporal artery)
- Breast cancer surgery, including mastectomy and lumpectomy
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Colorectal surgery, including hemorrhoidectomy and anal fissure and fistula correction
- Elective surgery to avoid major amputations from gangrene
- ENT surgeries, including tracheostomy and pituitary tumor removal
- Excisional biopsies of skin lesions, lipomas, cysts and melanomas
- Gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy, tubal ligation and LEEP
- Hemorrhoidectomy (hemorrhoid removal)
- Hiatal/stomach hernia repair
- Nissen fundoplication to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Ophthalmologic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement and repair
- Port placement and removal for chemotherapy treatment
- Spine surgery, including stenosis and fusion procedures
- Splenectomy (spleen removal)
- Thyroidectomy (thyroid removal) with nerve integrity monitoring and fine needle aspiration
- Urologic surgery, including cystoscopy, penile implants and procedures for kidney stones (ESWL) and green light TURP for prostate treatment
We also offer various endoscopic procedures, which is a nonsurgical means of examining the digestive tract. Types of endoscopy we offer include upper and lower GI series, esophagoscopy, duodenoscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy.
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
An increasing number of surgeries can now be performed with either minimally invasive or robotic technology. During all robotic surgery procedures, your surgeon will be in complete control of the robot at all times. Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to be more precise with their movements and benefit the patients with less pain from the surgery, smaller incisions and shorter recovery time. Our surgeons are specialized in many procedures that allow for minimally invasive surgery.
One minimally invasive and robotic technique Kendall Regional's surgeons offer is laparoscopic surgery. This type of procedure uses a small, flexible camera inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. This camera allows our surgeons to have better visualization of the area of the body they are operating on and does not call for larger incisions, like those required in open surgery. In addition to smaller incisions and less scarring, patients will also experience less pain, less blood loss and a faster recovery time from the surgery.
Preparing for surgery
The night before your surgery, you will most likely be asked to not intake any food or drink after midnight and only begin eating and drinking again after the surgery is complete. However, as not all procedures are the same, check with your surgeon to discuss what steps you should take leading up to your surgery.
Should time allow itself prior to surgery, we recommend patients get to know their surgeons to feel comfortable with the person who will be performing the operation. Doing this also gives our surgeons the opportunity to get to know each of our patients on a more personal level.