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General Surgery Specialist

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery

Aliu O. Sanni, MD, FACS

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Snellville, GA

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery offers comprehensive general surgery services in addition to bariatric surgeries. The Snellville, Georgia, office is fully equipped with the latest surgical technologies including the da Vinci® robotic system to address hernias, remove cancerous masses, and repair a damaged colon. Aliu Sanni, MD, FACS, and the surgical team ensure your health and safety are a top priority and they tailor a surgery plan to your individual needs. Call Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery to schedule a general surgery consultation or book an appointment online today.

General Surgery Q&A

What general surgery services are available?

The Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team offers several types of general surgery to meet your needs. They believe that quality care is key to successful results and they specialize in minimally invasive techniques, often using the da Vinci robotic surgical system, to treat health issues, help you lose weight, or remove masses.

General surgery options include:

  • Colon resection
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Benign and malignant mass removal
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

The surgical team also offers port placement and removal for dialysis. For breast cancer patients, the surgeons provide comprehensive lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries.

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery also offers several types of bariatric surgery for weight loss including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeries.

When is gallbladder surgery necessary?

If you’re experiencing pain brought about by cholecystitis, gallstones, biliary dyskinesia, or pancreatitis, and it’s not responding to more conservative treatments, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is usually the best solution. The Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team has extensive experience performing cholecystectomies and uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce your risks and speed up your recovery time.

When is mass excision necessary?

Excision of masses refers to the surgical removal of cysts, tumors, or other tissue masses. While most masses are noncancerous, they can still be problematic because of location, function, or discomfort. You may also need a mass excision in the event a lymph node must be removed for a biopsy. The Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to speed up healing and reduce discomfort.

What are the benefits of the da Vinci robotic surgical system?

The da Vinci robotic surgical system features robotic arms your Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery surgeon controls with a computer console. 

The technology uses specialized surgical instruments to remove masses, repair hernias, or alter your digestive system. These instruments fit into small incisions, so your surgeon can make repairs without damaging surrounding tissues.

The da Vinci system also features a camera that provides real-time 3D images of the surgical site. This allows your surgeon to perform surgery with the highest level of precision.

Minimally invasive surgery using da Vinci also helps you recover faster and with less pain and complication risks than traditional surgery.

What can I expect during my consultation for general surgery?

During your initial consultation for general surgery, the Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team spends time reviewing your medical history, any existing health conditions, and the reasons for your procedure.

They might recommend blood work and other lab tests to evaluate your condition and confirm you need surgery. They also perform a comprehensive physical exam to ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery.

The surgical team will provide resources to help you prepare in advance for your procedure. You need to stop eating and drinking several hours before your procedure and may need to alter your medication schedule leading up to your surgery.

Learn more about your options for general surgery by calling Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery today or by scheduling an appointment online.