Dr Silverman undertakes a range of surgical procedures for clients, using laparoscopic, robotic and conventional surgical approaches. Her specialisations include:
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery
- Surgery for hernia repair
- Surgery to the upper gastrointestinal tract
Please review the following sections of this website for more information on the different surgical procedures.
Surgery is one of the primary treatments for many types of cancer. The most effective approach in treating cancer is with a team of different medical specialists combining a range of different treatments, of which surgery is very often a part.
This is the standard procedure for removing the gallbladder, generally as a treatment for gallstones and some other gall bladder-related conditions.
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) Surgery
One of the commonest causes of this condition is where the valve at the junction of the stomach and oesophagus stops being able to prevent stomach acid from 'washing up' into the oesophagus.
Gastroscopy is a procedure that allows a medical specialist to examine and perform some surgery in the upper gastrointestinal tract. No incisions to the skin are needed, as the gastroscope is introduced via the mouth and the oesophagus.
Hernia Repair Surgery
A hernia develops where internal tissue protrudes through a weak section of the abdominal muscle wall. The appear as a small bulge and can be painful. Hernias are relatively common.
Incisional Hernia Repair
An incisional hernia can develop at the site of an incision after a prior procedure.
Inguinal Hernia Repair
An inguinal hernia can form near the groin.
A liver resection is the surgical procedure to remove any part or parts of the liver containing cancer cells. It is a treatment for secondary liver cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Treatment for pancreatic cancer generally includes chemotherapy and / or surgery. A procedure known as 'Whipple's Procedure' is the standard surgical approach to treat pancreatic cancer and involves the removal of cancerous cells in the pancreas and surrounding tissue.
A splenectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the spleen. In this procedure either a section (partial splenectomy) or the whole organ is removed (full splenectomy).
Umbilical and Paraumbilical Hernia Repair
An umbilical hernia can form underneath the navel. A paraumbilical hernia can form near the navel.
Technically referred to as a 'pancreatico-duodenectomy', this procedure is a treatment for pancreatic cancer. It generally involves the removal of a part of the pancreas, although other sections of nearby tissue may also be removed.
General Surgery FAQ
Learn answers to common questions about General Surgery.