Scope of Services

Colorado Springs Surgical Associates offers patients a full range of general and trauma surgery. Some of the specific services we provide include minimally invasive vascular surgery, laparoscopic GI surgery (including colectomy, splenectomy, and bariatric surgery), hernia repair, oncologic surgery (for malignancies), and endocrine surgery. 

 

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

The term "minimally invasive surgery" covers a wide range of techniques designed to minimize scarring, pain, and recovery time. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery and minimal access vascular surgery are commonplace in our practice. Minimally invasive surgical approaches are potentially applicable to a variety of disease processes, such as:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery for benign and malignant processes
  • Stomach surgery, including surgery for reflux/GERD
  • Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity
  • Surgery for treatment of breast cancer (sentinel lymph node biopsy and breast conservation therapy)
  • Treatment of liver malignancies with radiofrequency ablation
  • Treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Treatment of appendicitis & diverticulitis

BARIATRIC SURGERY

The surgeons of Colorado Springs Surgical Associates have been involved in bariatric surgery, or the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, for over two decades. We strive to provide a complete assessment and care program for our bariatric patients, with preoperative evaluations from a nutritional specialist as well as a psychotherapist to ensure our patients are as prepared as possible to proceed with a their operation. Our surgeons are intimately involved with the preoperative evaluation and postoperative management of our bariatric surgical patients. The surgical treatment options offered by CSSA, laparoscopic and open Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®), are described here.

We have partnered with Penrose-St.Francis Hospital to develop and maintain a bariatric surgical program which has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. While there is a wide variety of information available to patients regarding surgical treatment of morbid obesity, much of it can be confusing or misleading. The National Institutes of Health has an excellent web resource for patients considering weight loss surgery. More detailed information is available from Obesity Help.com. We encourage any who may be interested in weight loss surgery to contact our Bariatric Nurse Coordinator, Fran Jackson, at 719-776-5359.