General Surgery

Jamshid Nazarian, MD, FACS, FAMBS

Bariatric Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

General surgery is a term for procedures involving your gastrointestinal and endocrine systems and several other organs. If you're looking for an experienced general surgeon, Jamshid Nazarian, MD, FACS, is an excellent choice. At his Beverly Hills, California, practice, Dr. Nazarian provides expert general surgery services, including treatments for hernias, hemorrhoids, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, and gastrointestinal disorders. Call the office to find out more or request an appointment online today.

General Surgery

What is general surgery?

General surgery typically covers the following areas of the body:

  • Breasts
  • Skin
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system (glands and hormones)
  • Other abdominal organs

As well as performing traditional open surgeries, Dr. Nazarian specializes in using minimally invasive procedures. 

Before you undergo any form of general surgery procedure, Dr. Nazarian carries out a comprehensive consultation and physical examination. You might also need to undergo tests such as X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI scan.

A thorough evaluation of your condition, any other health issues, and your lifestyle helps Dr. Nazarian provide optimal treatment and outcomes.  

What conditions can general surgery treat?

Dr. Nazarian offers a wide range of potential treatments for many common conditions as well as some more unusual conditions. Some that he undertakes include:

  • Anti-reflux surgery for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Splenectomy
  • Liver surgery
  • Hernia repairs
  • Appendectomy
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Skin grafts
  • Gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery

Dr. Nazarian performs minimally invasive approach as his main procedure to treat common problems.

What happens during a general surgery procedure?

Depending on the type of surgery you're having, you might need a general anesthetic that puts you to sleep while the operation takes place. The alternative is a local or regional anesthetic that only numbs the surgical area, along with a sedative to keep you calm and sleepy.

Whenever possible, Dr. Nazarian uses minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy. These typically use flexible instruments fitted with tiny cameras that pass into your body through very small incisions.

Using the camera to guide him, Dr. Nazarian can complete the surgery without having to open up your body to see the area directly. The benefits of minimally invasive techniques are numerous and include reduced pain and blood loss, minimal scarring, a shorter stay in the hospital, and a quicker recovery.

However, it's not always possible to use laparoscopic approaches, in which case you would need to undergo open surgery.

What happens after my general surgery procedure?

Many patients who have minimally invasive general surgery can return home the same day as their operation. A few hours in recovery under observation ensures you're safe and well enough to leave.

If you have major open surgery, you might need to stay in the hospital for a few days, possibly longer. It's common to feel some discomfort and pain, but Dr. Nazarian can prescribe appropriate medication to keep you comfortable.

You need to follow the instructions Dr. Nazarian gives you concerning looking after the surgery site and when you can resume normal activities. You also receive a follow-up appointment so Dr. Nazarian can check your wound and see how you're recovering.

To find out more about his expert general surgery services, call the office of Jamshid Nazarian, MD, FACS, today or request an appointment online.