General Surgery Services in Mount Pleasant
East Cooper General Surgery provides an array of advanced general surgery services and treatments to care for a wide range of health conditions. Our general surgeon employs laparoscopic and endoscopic minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible, so patients can experience a faster recovery time in addition to less pain and scarring.
Minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques including endoscopic procedures, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. During robotic surgery, Dr. Steadman performs the surgery through a console, which provides a superior view of the operating field. A high-definition camera is inserted into the operating field and provides a real time magnified, detailed view of the affected area. The camera also allows him to see microscopic structures more clearly, leading to a more precise surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery examines your pelvic region or abdomen when you are experiencing pain or other complications. This minimally invasive procedure involves using a small instrument called a laparoscope that has a high-resolution camera at the top to send images of your abdomen in real time.
Endoscopic procedures are used to examine the digestive tract with an endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a high-resolution camera at the top. An endoscopy is a method of treatment used to determine:
- Stomach pain
- Constipation or diarrhea issues
Surgery and procedures offered by East Cooper General Surgery includes but is not limited to:
- Abdominal Surgery
- Acid reflux surgery
- Breast biopsy
- Breast surgery including lumpectomy and mastectomy
- Cancer Surgery
- Feeding tube (gastrostomy tube) and PEG placement
- Gallbladder surger
- Hernia Surgery
- Lymph node biopsy
- Port-a-Cath insertion and removal
- Reflux Solutions
- Robotic Surgery
- Surgical wound care/ skin grafting
- Thyroid biopsy
- Thyroid surgery
- Upper GI endoscopy
We also offer the following in-office procedures for the convenience of our patients:
- Abscess drainage and management
- Excision (removal) of a subcutaneous mass (cyst, lipoma, etc.)
- Skin tag and lesion removal
- Skin biopsy
- Wart removal
- Ingrown toenail removal
We look forward to working with you and your family to help you maintain good health. You also can count on us to be there should you or a loved one ever become ill, injured or have concerns about a health issue. Call us today to schedule your appointment.