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Surgical Services Available in Taos



General Surgery

  • Colon Resections

    Colon Resection, or colectomy, is surgery to remove part or all of the large intestine.     read more ...

  • Cyst Removals

    A cyst is a closed pocket of tissue, filled with a liquid, pus, or other material, that can occur on any part of the body. Most cysts are noncancerous, and go away on their own without requiring treatment; but some need to be drained or surgically removed to relieve symptoms if they have become inflamed, infected, or otherwise cause pain.     read more ...

  • Appendix removal

    The appendix is a finger-shaped pouch in the lower right side of your abdomen. Scientists don’t know exactly what purpose the appendix serves in the body, but it can still cause some serious problems.     read more ...

  • Gall Bladder Removals

    The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ beneath the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate bile, which is produced by the liver. After eating, bile is released from the gallbladder to help with digestion.      read more ...

  • Hemorrhoidectomies

    Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal – they can be extremely painful, and extremely embarrassing. Risk factors for the development of symptomatic hemorrhoids include aging, hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and childbirth, too little fiber intake, chronic diarrhea, anal intercourse, constipation, or sitting too long on the toilet.     read more ...

  • Laparascopic Surgeries

    Laparoscopic surgery (or “minimally-invasive” surgery) is a modern surgical technique that uses small incisions and advanced technology. A tiny camera is inserted into the surgical area, and the images are transmitted to a television screen. The surgeon then uses long, narrow instruments to manipulate, cut, and sew tissue inside the body, allowing complex surgical procedures to be performed while creating only small external incisions.     read more ...

  • Hernia repairs

    A hernia occurs when tissue bulges out through an opening in the muscles. Any part of the abdominal wall can weaken and develop a hernia, the most common sites are the groin (inguinal), the navel (umbilical). 

  • Vein Disease

    Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart and into the lungs to be replenished with the oxygen and nutrients the body needs to function and stay healthy.

Cardiology & Vascular Surgery

Urology

  • Vasectomy Reversal

    Almost all vasectomies can be reversed. There are many reasons to reverse a vasectomy like remarriage following a divorce, having a change of heart or starting a family over after the loss of a wife or child. Regardless of your reason, there are now advanced methods to restore your fertility.    read more ...

  • Bladder suspensions

    Bladder suspension surgery helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position.      read more ...

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. Circumcision is fairly common for newborn boys in the United States, where the procedure is often completed before the baby leaves the hospital.     read more ...

  • Impotence

    Impotence is a man’s inability to get an erection. Often, this problem goes away without treatment; however, it is important for a man to visit his doctor if he has trouble keeping an erection more than 25% of the time. Impotence is not related to male infertility.     read more ...

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence, or the inability to control the bladder, is a common problem with a number of possible causes.     read more ...

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    BPH, or prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition as men get older, and is recognized to be a normal part of the aging process. Unfortunately, it can cause bothersome urinary symptoms.      read more ...

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary tract infections are a common type of infection, occurring when bacteria is introduced into the urinary tract (the bladder, kidneys, urethra, and ureter).     read more ...

  • Kidney Stones

    Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of mineral and acid salts that form inside the kidneys. Kidney stones have many causes and can affect any part of your urinary tract, from the kidneys to the bladder. Passing kidney stones can be extremely painful, but there is rarely any permanent damage.     read more ...

  • Vasectomies

    Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed to make a man sterile, or unable to father a child. It is a permanent male birth control method.     read more ...

Diagnostic Procedures

  • EGD’s

    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract. A small flexible endoscope (tiny camera) is introduced through the mouth or nose and advanced through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.      read more ...

  • Biopsies

    A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue from the body in order to examine it more closely for abnormality or disease. A biopsy may be necessary if an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal.      read more ...

  • Colonoscopies

    A colonoscopy is an exam that views the inside of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using a tool called a colonoscope. The colonoscope has a tiny camera attached to a flexible tube that can reach the length of the colon.     read more ...

Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

    More than 30 million men suffer from a prostate health problem, and prostate cancer is now the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. Although it is common, early prostate cancer does not have symptoms and many men do not know they have it.      read more ...

  • Breast Lumpectomies and Mastectomies

    Breast cancer is a cancer that occurs in the cells of the breast. It can occur in adult men or women of any age (which is why frequent self-checks are so important), but is most-common in older women. It is the second-most diagnosed cancer in the United States; but campaigns for breast cancer awareness and research have helped to greatly improve early diagnosis and survival rates.    read more ...

  • Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is a cancer that starts in the bladder (the part of the body that holds and releases urine, located in the lower abdomen). Bladder cancers usually start from the cells lining the bladder, and typically affects older adults (although it can occur at any age). Most bladder cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, and are highly treatable.     read more ...