Areas of Expertise

“if you’re looking for the best surgeon, I highly recommend this place”

Peripheral Vascular/Veins
  • Amputations: Removal of diseased lower limbs above or below the knee
  • Access/Central venous catheters of all types
  • Radiofrequency Endovenous Ablation – treatment of varicose veins using radio-frequency energy
  • Go to Dr. Serrano’s Varicose Vein Website
Robotics


Speciality trained and accredited as one of the first and pioneering general surgeons in the area of “ROBOTICS” and robotically assisted surgery. The “DaVinci” robot is the latest in robotic technology helping advance the world in the arena of surgical care.

SILS


Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Serrano is the first surgeon in the valley to utilize this highly advanced form of laparoscopic surgery. It can be used for gallbladder, appendix and other types of laparoscopic surgery.

*Dr. Serrano also employs “UMI” or Ultra Minimally Invasive laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder surgery. This all means you walk away with only “one” visible micro-incision as apposed to the routine four incisions with traditional laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopy

Minimally invasive surgery performed via micro incisions for various surgical dilemmas.

Dr. Serrano can perform the following surgeries larascopically:

  • **Colectomy: Removal of a segment of the large intestine for adenoma, diverticulitis, or tumor
  • **Ventral Herniorrhaphy: Surgery for the repair of defects in the anterior abdominal wall using mesh
  • Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen for all indications
  • Nissen Fundoplication: Repair of hiatal hernias for symptomatic reflux, hoarseness, or recurrent aspirations and pneumonia
  • Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: Repair of groin defect using mesh
  • Cholecystectomy: Removal of the gallbladder for stones or dysfunction of the gallbladder
  • Appendectomy: Removal of the appendix for disease and/or inflammation
  • Adhesiolysis: Cutting down of internal scar tissue for bowel obstruction or chronic abdominal/pelvic pain
Colonoscopy

Visualization of the large intestine with videoscope for surveillance/diagnosis or treatment

Hemorroid Treatment/THD

Advanced treatment of varicosed venules within the anus using THD (TransHemorroidalDearterialization)Learn more about Hemorroid Treatment/THD here.

Gallbladder Treatment


Advanced treatment of gallstones using UMI (Ultra Minimally Invasive).Learn more about Gallbladder Treatment here.

Endocrine
  • Thryoidectomy: Minimally invasive removal of Thyroidfor tumors/nodules/cysts or gland hyperactivity
  • Dr. Serrano is trained in and uses the NIMS monitor (nerve stimulator). NIMS assists in locating the recurrent laryngeal nerves and helps prevent their injury.
Integument (skin)
  • Melanoma – Excisional surgery with or without skin grafts and sentinel node
  • Melanoma – Excisional surgery with or without skin grafts and sentinel node
  • Excisional Biopses of all types
  • Carpal tunnel and Ganglion cysts surgery
  • Pilonidal Cystectomy – Excisional surgery for infected or inflamed tailbone cyst
Breast
  • Stereotactic Mammotome – Micropuncture surgery for the biopsy of breast lesion seen on mammogram
  • Mammosite Insertion – Treatment with breast quadrantectomy or breast conservation surgery
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy – Breast removal for advanced breast disease. Reconstruction (done by plastic surgeon at same surgery)
Stomach

  • Gastrectomy – removal of sections or whole stomach for disease/tumor
  • Feeding tubes – insertion for malnutrition or failure to thrive

Precision Surgery, inc.

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