Dr plurad is a General Surgery Specialist with Kaiser Permanente and she is currently accepting new patients.
At your initial visit, your doctor will take time to get to know you and understand your medical history. She then outlines all available treatment options so that you can determine which one is most beneficial for you.
General surgery is a medical specialty that treats diseases and injuries of the skin, breast, abdomen, blood vessels and digestive tract. It requires an understanding of each area’s anatomy as well as knowledge on using specialized tools for various surgeries.
General surgeons perform a range of procedures, such as laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgeries and other operations that involve making small incisions in the body. To do this they use specialized equipment with cameras and other instruments that enable them to see inside the body.
General surgeons are highly-trained experts in surgical oncology and trauma, which allows them to diagnose and treat certain cancers more accurately than non-specialized doctors.
General surgeons are often the go-to experts when you experience abdominal pain or other health issues that require surgery. They will determine if you require specialist attention, what kind of procedure will suffice, and how long it will take for recovery.
They can also suggest medications or treatments to help relieve your symptoms. For instance, if you have stomach ulcers, they may be able to prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug which could reduce the pain and discomfort.
Surgeons in this field specialize in performing a range of common surgeries, such as hernia repairs, gallbladder removal, thyroidectomy and breast surgery. Furthermore, they may treat conditions like colon and rectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
To become a general surgeon, you must hold a medical degree from an accredited school and then complete an internship and residency program at a hospital.
After that, you can pursue a fellowship to learn more about your specialty. This may take up to one year or longer.
Throughout your training, you will become acquainted with the latest advances in medicine and techniques. This could include tumor removal, using robotic technology for surgery efficiency, as well as other cutting-edge applications.
General surgery is a highly competitive specialty that requires both a four-year medical degree and five years of postgraduate education in an ACGME-accredited residency training program. In 2015, there were 258 general surgery residency training programs accredited by the ACGME.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is an emerging practice that allows surgeons to operate with less body damage than traditional open surgeries. MIS techniques have been found to reduce pain, blood loss and hospital stays alike.
Minimally invasive surgeries use small incisions to perform a surgical procedure. These incisions enable the surgeon to visualize and access the surgical site better than with open surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery options include laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Some of these procedures use robotic technology that gives a magnified, 3D view of the surgery site and helps surgeons work with precision, flexibility and control.
Laparoscopy is one of the most common minimally invasive surgical techniques. This procedure requires only a small incision and utilizes tubes, cameras and instruments for its completion.
Another minimally invasive surgery option is robotic-assisted surgery, which utilizes an electronic operating station that enables your doctor or surgeon to control a high-definition camera and robotic arms during the procedure. This advanced technique offers surgeons greater precision and control during operations, making it safer for patients.
The surgeon also benefits from having a better view of the surgical site thanks to cameras and instruments, which is especially crucial in delicate, complex surgeries.
Other conditions that can be treated with a minimally invasive approach include vesicoureteral reflux, which causes pain and blockage in the ureters. This condition is correctable through cystoscopy – an outpatient procedure using a lighted telescope to view inside the ureter.
Vesicoureteral reflux can be treated without the need for large incisions or surgery, and this method also efficiently removes biodegradable material from the ureter that may cause issues in some individuals.
Comparing to open surgery, recovery from a minimally invasive procedure is faster. The incisions and scars heal quickly, so most patients are able to return home the same day.
Surgeons are constantly developing minimally invasive approaches for more complex surgeries, giving you a variety of options when seeking care. Finding a surgeon knowledgeable about the latest surgical techniques will guarantee the best care tailored specifically to your requirements.
Bariatric surgery is a group of surgical procedures designed to help those with obesity achieve weight loss. It’s usually performed using minimally invasive techniques, meaning small incisions and faster healing times. Bariatric surgery has proven to be safe and effective for those suffering from obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
Gastric bypass surgery involves the surgeon dividing your stomach into two sections, creating a smaller and more restrictive stomach. He then connects this upper portion to part of your small intestine, making food harder to consume while decreasing caloric absorption.
By having surgery on the stomach, you will experience increased satiety and be able to eat less food at once – leading to weight loss. Your doctor may also suggest certain medications to help regulate appetite or metabolism depending on the type of surgery you undergo.
Before and after your surgery, it’s important to adhere to a diet and lifestyle change in order to sustain the weight loss achieved. Your doctor and nutritionist can provide guidance on foods that will support optimal weight loss results after bariatric surgery.
Before your bariatric surgery, you must pass medical screening tests and give up tobacco, drugs and alcohol use. As part of this preparation period for surgery, you’ll also have to follow a pre-bariatric surgery diet in order to prepare your body and make it safer during the operation.
Dr Plumrad is an accomplished bariatric surgeon with expertise in various procedures such as gastric sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch and bypass. He has published multiple papers and presented at national conferences. Furthermore, Dr plurad holds membership in the American College of Surgeons and works as a research scientist.
He is board-certified in general surgery and specializes in bariatric surgery, a procedure that reduces the size of the stomach to help patients lose weight. Due to his expertise and wide-range of services provided to this field, Philadelphia Magazine named him one of their “Top Docs.”
Dr plurad provides breast surgery to treat a range of conditions, such as cancer, augmentation mammoplasty and reduction mammoplasty. Furthermore, he performs reconstruction for those who have undergone mastectomy (breast removal) or lumpectomy procedures.
General anesthesia is often used for surgical procedures, allowing you to sleep through the entire operation with no feeling of pain.
During surgery, multiple incisions are made to trim away excess fat and breast tissue. Afterward, the surgeon elevates the nipple for cosmetic reasons and stitches up all of the incisions.
People with large breasts may experience discomfort and physical aches in the chest area. Furthermore, women may have difficulty finding bras and clothing that fits properly.
Breast augmentation surgery can increase a woman’s self-confidence and make her look her best. Many choose this procedure to enlarge their breasts and enhance the shape of their busts.
Your surgeon can insert the implant in one of two ways: directly under or behind your pectoral muscle, or over breast tissue. They will discuss all available options with you to determine which type is most suitable for you.
Your surgeon can choose to use either saline or silicone implants to enlarge your breasts. Saline implants are firmer than their silicone counterparts and do not need additional injections with an implant-thinning solution.
When selecting an implant, take into account the shape and size of your breasts as well as your lifestyle and body proportions. A plastic surgeon can assist in deciding which type of implant best meets your needs and preferences while ensuring they provide a natural-looking outcome.
After your surgery, you may need to wear a bandage around your chest in order to control bleeding and prevent infection. Your doctor may also insert drainage tubes in your breasts for extra drainage of fluids and toxins.
Your recovery from surgery will take several weeks. It is essential that you adhere to your surgeon’s instructions for rest and exercise; this will reduce swelling and bruising.