General Surgery in Asheville, North Carolina
Meeting your general surgical needs with unsurpassed precision and minimally invasive techniques.
General surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and surgically treating diseases related to the following areas:
- Digestive tract (including bariatric surgery)
- Breast, skin and soft tissue
- Endocrine system (responsible for hormone regulation)
- Surgical critical care
- Surgical oncology
- Trauma/burns and emergency surgery
Quite a range! Dr. Jerimiah Mason has trained for years to offer you excellent outcomes across a wide surgical territory. But as you’d expect, we at Surgical Specialists of Carolina see certain conditions more than others. Below, you’ll find some common general surgical areas that may be relevant to you — all of which are performed with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques. With each procedure, we only use the most advanced technology available to ensure your recovery and results are nothing but first-rate.
Explore these common general surgical solutions available to the Asheville area.
Acid Reflux (GERD)
Everyone’s stomach contains acid. The problems start when you can’t keep the acid out of your esophagus. This can lead to heartburn, a chronic cough and an increased chance of developing esophageal cancer. Many people find relief through medication, but surgery is required to truly cure GERD. By performing a minimally-invasive procedure like Nissen fundoplication, Dr. Mason provides extra support to the muscle that closes off your esophagus to harmful stomach acid. Acid reflux, cured.
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While there are many different types of hernias, they all involve internal organs protruding through torn or weakened tissues that are supposed to be holding them in place. Hernias often hurt, and can actually put you at risk for serious problems down the road. Finally, they can’t heal on their own. But by repairing these tears or weaknesses with only a couple tiny incisions, Dr. Mason can relieve your pain and discomfort, and prevent major future complications.
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Your gallbladder has one simple function: to aid digestion by storing and releasing bile into your small intestine. Sometimes your bile can crystallize into gallstones. Gallstones often lack symptoms, but can cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. If that’s the case, Dr. Mason will skillfully remove your gallbladder with just a few small incisions, relieving all of your symptoms. Your gallbladder isn’t an essential organ, and most people don’t notice its absence.
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While the appendix has no known function, it often gets inflamed in both children and adults, causing severe pain in the lower right abdomen. Appendicitis is an emergency — seek immediate treatment if you suspect that your appendix is inflamed. Dr. Mason will quickly remove it using minimally invasive techniques, and you won’t know it’s gone after you recover from surgery.
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Colorectal surgery is performed to treat numerous problems of the colon and rectum, such as colon cancer, which is relatively common. While the majority of colon operations in this country are still performed using a large abdominal incision, Dr. Mason prefers to make just a few small incisions and operate using a camera. As a result, you’ll recover faster and with less pain.
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For more information on our general surgery procedures, or to schedule an appointment, call 828-585-2575. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.