Comprehensive Surgical Care for the Southwest Region
Rural Surgical Associates is committed to providing quality comprehensive surgical services. At Rural Surgical Associates, our patients receive comprehensive care from expert medical teams that focus not only on specific diseases and disorders, but also on caring for the whole person. Some of our surgical specialties include:
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Treatment for Achilles tendon injuries depends on how badly injured your tendon is. In some cases rest, ice, physical therapy and NSAIDs may be sufficient to treat the injury. In other cases, surgery may be required.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Home treatments like rest, icing, and using braces and anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first ways to treat plantar fasciitis. If those don’t ease the pain, an injection of a corticosteroid directly into the damaged section of the ligament can help.
Treatments for Tennis elbow range from rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and physical therapy, to more invasive options such as steroid injections and surgery. We can help you determine which treatment modality is right for you.
De Quervain's Release
De Quervain's release is an outpatient orthopedic procedure that relieves the symptoms of De Quervain's tenosynovitis. The procedure releases the tendon sheath that wraps around the base of the thumb, relieving pressure and friction. De Quervain's release surgery allows the tendons to glide freely when moving the thumb and wrist.
Orthopedic Surgery for trigger finger is done to increase the space for your flexor tendon to move. Your flexor tendon is a tendon in your fingers that is activated by your muscles to pull on the finger bones. That allows your finger to bend and flex. After surgery, the finger can bend and straighten without pain.
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel release is a surgery used to treat and potentially heal the painful orthopedic condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pediatric fractures often have distinct fracture patterns due to the unique properties of growing bones. It is critical that these orthopedic injuries are treated correctly by a specialist.
Revisions of Hip and Knee Replacements
Hip or knee revision surgery is performed to repair an artificial joint (prosthesis) that has been damaged over time due to an infection, or due to normal wear and tear. Revision surgery helps to correct the problem so the hip or knee can function normally again.
Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are injuries and disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.).
Comprehensive Fracture Care
Comprehensive fracture care for the hip, knee, fibia, tibula, calcaneum, talus, ankle and foot, shoulder, humerus, elbow, radial head, shaft radius ulna, distal ulna and finger fractures.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Ultrasound-guided joint injections are a safe, non-invasive approach to treating pain, inflammation and impaired mobility in the hip, knee and shoulder joints. The procedure is often recommended when other conservative treatments such as oral medication, joint manipulation and physical therapy have been ineffective.
Joint replacements of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder
Joint replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, involves removing the damaged portion of the hip, knee or shoulder and replacing it with an artificial joint that allows for pain-free movement.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive or keyhole surgery, is a technique in which operations are performed far from their target location through small incisions elsewhere in the body. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the small incision to look at the targeted abdominal organs. Laparoscopy is used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the tube (laparoscope).
A colonoscopy is an exam of the entire colon with a colonoscope, which is a slender, flexible tube with a camera on the end. Patients are given medication to help prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure. If your doctor finds any small growths (polyps), they are destroyed. If a polyp is large enough, tissue can be retrieved and sent for biopsy to determine the exact type of the polyp.
A hernia is a bulge or sac of intestine, another organ or fat which protrudes through a hole or weak area in the muscles of the abdominal wall. There are several types of hernias that are classified based on the severity and location of the hernia. Whenever possible, we offer laparoscopic hernia repair, using the latest techniques available.
An Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. This procedure is most often performed as an emergency operation. In some patients undergoing abdominal surgery for another reason, may have their appendix removed so that appendicitis does not develop in the future.
GI Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. Upper GI surgery involves treating diseases of the gall bladder, liver and pancreas, esophagus, stomach and large intestine. Lower gastrointestinal surgery includes colorectal surgery as well as surgery of the small intestine.
Colorectal surgery addresses such conditions such as rectal cancer, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulitis, and infections of the anus.
Breast surgery is most commonly performed on patients with breast cancer. At Rural Surgical Associates, you will find dedicated breast cancer specialists who provide expert, personalized care using the latest treatment innovations and technology.
A cyst s a fluid-filled lump, which can be located anywhere on the body. An abscess means that infection is present in the cyst. These often heal on their own, but if they do not then a minor surgery is needed to drain them.
A biopsy is an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease. If the tissue needed for the biopsy is inside the body, often laparoscopic surgery is performed to obtain it. The tissue sample is then sent to a lab for analysis, so that further treatment can be performed if necessary.
A chest tube is a hollow, flexible tube placed into the chest, acting as a drain. Chest tubes drain blood, fluid, or air from around the lungs, heart, or esophagus. A chest tube may be used after surgery on organs or tissues in the chest cavity.