General Surgery Services
Advanced Surgeons at Butler Health System
Our surgical skill and modern technology are very important, but people
also choose Butler Health System (BHS) because we're an independent,
community-based health system whose primary focus is offering exceptionally
qualified physician and patient focused care. With BHS, you know we’ll
work closely with your primary care physician, and give you personal attention
before, during, and after surgery.
Common surgeries included:
A hernia is a weakness in the muscle-typically the abdominal wall-through
which soft tissue is allowed to bulge. In many cases, your doctor will
recommend simply monitoring a non-problematic hernia until it should become
a danger. In other cases, surgery may be recommended to repair the hernia,
replacing the displaced soft tissue.
A biopsy is a diagnostic tool that involves collecting a sample of tissue
from a patient’s body in order to examine it under a microscope.
Your doctor may recommend a breast lumpectomy to remove abnormal tissues
or cancer from your breast. Other names for this procedure include wide
local excision, an excisional biopsy, and breast-conserving surgery, as
this surgery involves removing only a portion of the breast as opposed
to a mastectomy.
Removal of the appendix, gall bladder or spleen
In some cases, it is necessary for a surgeon to remove a patient’s
organ such as the appendix, gall bladder, or spleen. A spleen may be removed
due to organ failure or trauma. Appendix removal is the most common emergency
abdominal surgery, and is recommended in cases where the appendix is infected
and may rupture. Gallbladder removal may become necessary if a patient
has a severely unhealthy diet or the organ becomes dysfunctional for another
reason and is likely to fail, which could cause bile to leak into the stomach.
Laparoscopic colon resection
A colon resection or “colectomy” involves removal of the colon
in whole or part, which is typically recommended as a treatment for certain
diseases such as large polyps, diverticular disease, or colon/rectal
cancer. This procedure can be performed using laparoscopic or minimally
Gastric bypass and other bariatric procedures
Bariatric procedures or weight loss surgeries are typically performed with
minimally invasive methods for optimal healing and reduced side effects.
Examples of weight loss surgeries include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy,
and adjustable gastric band placement.