If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’ll require surgery at some point during your lifetime. Dr. Y.H. Salem is an experienced general surgeon who repairs a variety of medical problems — such as gastrointestinal and skin conditions — to restore your quality of life. Call Dr. Salem with offices located in Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, and Anaheim, California, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Because he’s an experienced general surgeon, you can count on Dr. Salem to surgically repair just about any medical problem for whole body care. Some common issues Dr. Salem treats surgically include:
Before surgery, Dr. Salem completes a physical exam and goes over your medical history with you. He may request blood work, imaging tests, or other procedures to diagnose health conditions that may require surgery. He’ll go over nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with you.
During surgical procedures, Dr. Salem uses the least invasive, latest technology (including laparoscopic surgical repair) and the smallest incisions. For some procedures, such as minimally invasive transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an incision is not a requirement.
Dr. Salem lets you know how to prepare for surgery. For general surgical procedures, he’ll recommend you:
Taking these steps will get your surgery off to the best possible start.
If you’ve had anesthesia, you’ll go into a recovery room after surgery until the anesthesia wears off. Clinical staff monitors your vitals to make sure recovery is going well.
Once you’re ready to be discharged, Dr. Salem gives you and a responsible adult you’re with postsurgery instructions to maximize recovery and lower your risk for surgical complications. Be sure to:
When you’re ready to enhance your quality of life and correct medical conditions requiring surgical repair, call Dr. Salem’s office today or book an appointment online.