Abdominal Surgery Specialist

Ambulatory Surgery Center in Valley, AL

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal issues can make it hard to enjoy your daily routines, and finding relief becomes a top priority. In Valley, Alabama, the team at EAMC-Lanier Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, offer outstanding abdominal surgery techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of abdominal issues. Scheduling a visit is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online booking page. 

Abdominal Surgery Q & A

What are some types of abdominal surgery?

Abdominal surgery involves procedures on your stomach, spleen, small intestines, colon, or appendix. Some people require abdominal surgery to address problems stemming from an infection. In other cases, surgery focuses on removing tumors or other abnormal tissue, or repairing damaged organs or tissues. 

There are many different types of abdominal surgery, each with a specific area of focus. 

Small bowel resection

This procedure removes a portion of your small bowel or small intestine. It addresses bowel blockage or issues the patient is facing with diseased tissue. 

Colon/large bowel resection

This procedure removes all or part of your large bowel. Also called a colectomy, this procedure can attach healthy portions of your bowel to create a shortened tract, or in some cases, create a stoma, an opening in your side to allow waste to exit your body. 

Hernia surgery

When a portion of an organ or an area of fatty tissue begins to bulge or squeeze through a weak area of your fascia, hernia surgery can return the tissue to its normal position and strengthen the tissue that keeps organs in place. 


This procedure removes your appendix when infection is present, through open surgery or laparoscopically. 

These are just some of the abdominal procedures available from EAMC-Lanier Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC. 

How can I best prepare for abdominal surgery?

Preparing for your surgical procedure can make the recovery process go more smoothly. It can also reduce stress surrounding the procedure. 

Begin by meeting your surgical team and asking any questions you have about what to expect. You’ll receive the information needed to feel comfortable about your procedure and understand exactly what will happen on the day of your surgery. 

Expect a degree of soreness in the days following your procedure. During your consultation visit, your surgeon will discuss what to expect and the steps you need to take during your recovery process. 

What is recovery like after abdominal surgery?

Your recovery process depends on the type of procedure you’re having and your overall health. In general, the more tissue is displaced, the longer it may take to recover fully. 

Procedures performed using laparoscopic surgery techniques require smaller incisions and less tissue displacement than most open surgical procedures. This can speed healing and reduce the risk of complications during your procedure. 

Some abdominal surgeries will require you to eat a special diet for some time after your procedure. Adhering to the guidelines provided by your physician and surgical team is an essential part of the recovery process. 

Staying active after surgery can help your body’s innate healing abilities. Walking is a great way to improve recovery, but it’s important to avoid very strenuous physical activities like lifting heavy objects or placing undue pressure or strain on your abdominal muscles. 

When you’re ready to learn more about abdominal surgery, call EAMC-Lanier Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, to set up a visit or schedule online in just moments.