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General Surgery

Breast

Whether pain or a solid mass found under the skin, there are several common problems that can affect breast tissue. Our experienced surgeons can perform a majority of non-cosmetic procedures ranging from imaging to oncological surgeries. We are committed to providing exceptional service during the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of any breast problems.
Most breast surgeries are outpatient procedures, and patients can resume normal daily activities after a moderate healing period.

Colon

You or a family member may be suffering from a gastro-intestinal problem requiring more formal evaluation. The surgeons of Onslow Surgical Clinic are fully trained and experienced in evaluating and managing medical and surgical diseases of the upper and lower digestive tract. In particular, we specialize in upper (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) and lower (colonoscopy) endoscopy.  These procedures can help us identify lesions or conditions that you may be suffering from, and guide our recommendations and treatment options.

Upper and lower endoscopies are sedation procedures performed in the outpatient setting. These surgeries require a short recovery period, but patients should be able to continue daily activities once they are healed.

Skin/Soft Tissue

Skin “lumps and bumps”, clinically referred to as skin lesions, are very common among all age groups, especially those with extensive sun exposure. Some of the lesions, based on their appearance, or their recent change in size or color, may be considered “suspicious” and the patient, family member or doctor may suggest the lesion undergo biopsy for diagnosis or complete removal.

All of the surgeons of Onslow Surgical Clinic have the experience and expertise to assist you in appropriately evaluating and managing skin lesions, ranging from small moles and cysts, to larger lesions including skin cancers.  We also have extensive experience evaluating and treating acute and chronic wounds, whether from trauma, previous surgery, venous or arterial disease or infection.

Biopsies or complete removal of qualified lesions can be performed right in our office under local anesthesia, usually in less than 30 minutes. Patients can typically go right back to their previous activities, with little or no pain.

Small Bowels

The small bowel, also called the small intestine, is where food is further broken down and nutrients are absorbed during digestion. If the small intestine becomes diseased with ulcers or tumors, blockages may occur, causing greater risks to overall health. The surgical team at Onslow Surgical Clinic is skillfully trained to handle procedures such as small bowel resection, in which the diseased portion is removed.

These surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and require a short hospital stay. Patients receiving the procedure, generally make a full recovery.

Stomach

At Onslow Surgical Clinic, our team of professional surgeons is able to diagnose and correct common stomach ailments such as gastric reflux, ulcers, and tumorous obstructions. General surgeries of the stomach typically require the modification, repair or removal of affected tissue. Our surgeons strive to make these procedures as minimally invasive as possible, to reduce complications and speed recovery time.

Thyroid

Clinical problems involving the thyroid gland are very common, especially among women between the ages of twenty and fifty.  An over or under-reactive thyroid gland (hyper or hypothyroidism) is a condition usually managed by an internist or endocrinologist (medical specialists), however, thyroid masses, or nodules, are typically evaluated and treated by general surgeons.

Our general surgeons are experienced in evaluating thyroid nodules based on examining the patient, reviewing imaging studies, and deciding which nodules require biopsy. Some nodules may require surgical removal, including part or all of the thyroid gland. If your nodule(s) need to be biopsied, we can perform the procedure in our office using ultrasound guidance and a very small needle.

Biopsies are in-office procedures and pathology results will be reported back within 2 business days. Patients who need surgery to remove a nodule will typically be discharged on the day of surgery or the day following the procedure.