What is complex pelvic surgery?
The pelvis is a critical part of the body. Vital organs are confined within the cavity of the pelvis surrounded by important pelvic bones. Daily body functions are carried out by these important structures. They contribute to physical activity and mobility, reproduction, and elimination of the byproducts of metabolism. The reproductive organs in both men and women, the urinary bladder, the rectum, and anus are all interconnected through a complex network of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels [Figure 1]. In addition to reproduction and sexual activity, the urination and defecation functions are supported by the pelvic organs.
Complex pelvic surgery involves treating a variety of conditions that affect one or more of these organs. Surgical procedures inside the pelvic are highly specialized and require tremendous expertise and surgical skills. Some operations require the collaboration of several surgeons from various specialties in order to provide the patient with the highest amount of benefits. Often the first pelvic operation can determine both short and long-term outcomes.
Figure 1 – Computed tomography (CT) scan of the pelvis
What conditions require pelvic surgery?
A variety of conditions are treated by pelvic surgery. Such conditions include:
Why seek an expert board certified colon and rectal surgeon for pelvic surgery?
The pelvis is a very complex and delicate part of the body. Surgery in the pelvis requires significant knowledge of the various types of operations and tremendous surgical skills in order to minimize the risks of pelvic surgery. Seeking expert care is highly advisable to ensure the safe conduct of the operation with the highest level of success. In addition, Dr. Maher Abbas offers Laparoscopic Camera Surgery for most complex pelvic surgery. Such technique is associated with faster recovery, less pain, and less complications.
Dr. Maher Abbas is an internationally known pelvic surgeon with tremendous expertise in the treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. With over a 30-year career in the USA, he has completed advanced surgical training and is American Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Maher Abbas is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
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