Surgery South

At UAB Medical West

Overview

Surgery South L.L.C., is a purpose built facility to provide comprehensive surgical services. Our services include a wide range of clinical and support services, from screening (risk assessments) to diagnosis and treatment.

Services

Dermatologic Surgery 

Temporal Artery Biopsy 

Endocrine Surgery

Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery 

Breast Surgery

    Benign and Malignant

Hernia Surgery

    All types (adults and children)

Open and laparoscopic 

Mammotome Breast Biopsy 

Minimally invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery

    Biliary, GI, adrenal, spleen, etc.

HALS (Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery)

    Biliary, GI, adrenal, spleen, etc.

GI surgery

Stomach, colon, intestines, etc. 

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracotomy, thoracoscopy, etc. 

Cervical Mediastinal Exploration

    Mediastinoscopy

IVC Filter Placement 

Vascular Access 

PPH (Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids)

Laparoscopic Gastric Band Obesity Surgery

Varicose Vein Surgery (VNUS Procedure)

Medical Weight Los

Resources

What causes breast cancer?

About 5% of breast cancer is genetically related. The rest is considered environmentally caused breast cancer, which includes your lifestyle choice. Those with a family history may require closer follow up with two professional clinical breast examination every year.

What does a complete breast cancer screening consist of?

Complete breast cancer screening includes monthly self-examination, annual clinical breast examination by a healthcare professional, and annual mammography beginning at age 40.

Why should I do a breast self-examination if my healthcare provider examines my breasts when I go for an annual exam?

All women beginning at age 20 should become familiar with their own breast tissue. The goal is to be able to identify any abnormality and bring it to the attention of a healthcare professional for prompt evaluation and early treatment if needed.

Why isn’t ultrasound done alone, instead of mammography?

Research to date has not shown ultrasound alone to be effective for screening for breast cancer. It is useful in conjunction with mammography in diagnostic evaluation of abnormal findings.

What is the endocrine system?

The endocrine system is a complex network of glands and hormones that regulates many of the body's functions, including growth, development and maturation, as well as the way various organs operate.

The endocrine glands include pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, and testes. The function of these glands is to synthesize and release measured amounts of hormones into the bloodstream that act as natural chemical messengers, traveling to different parts of the body in order to control and adjust many life functions.

Do only women have thyroid problems?

The percentage of women with thyroid problems is much higher, but men as well as children can develop thyroid disorders.

What is the function of thyroid hormones?

Thyroid hormones affect the function of virtually every organ system.

Thyroid hormones affect the body's use of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, electrolytes, and water, and regulate the body's immune response. They can also alter the actions of other hormones and drugs.

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