Surgery Specialist

Be Well Primary Health Care Center

Multi-Specialty Diagnostic and Treatment Center located in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY

The prospect of general or vascular surgery can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. At Be Well Primary Health Care Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, experienced and board certified surgeons Dr. Michael Kassouf and Dr. Zalekha Shair offer general and vascular surgery consultations for many body systems that might require surgical intervention as one of the treatment options. Specializing in general and peripheral vascular surgery, physicians here use the most advanced technological treatment methods available. .To learn more about conditions treated and surgeries performed by these doctors , call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Surgery Q & A

What is surgery?

Surgery is the facet of medicine that involves operating on body tissues and organs with surgical instruments to treat or prevent disease and injury. It can also involve altering or removing body parts.

The reasons for having surgery are varied. In some cases, it can get rid of or even prevent painful symptoms. Surgery can also improve certain body functions.

Many surgeries, depending on the circumstances, can be life-saving.

With all surgeries, there are risks involved, but they vary depending on the surgical method. Some common risks could include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bad reaction to anesthesia

What conditions can be diagnosed and treated with surgery?

At Be Well Primary Health Care Center, Dr. Kassouf and Dr. Shair provide diagnostic testing and surgery to treat a variety of diseases and tumors of your:

  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Skin
  • Soft tissue
  • Breast
  • Stomach
  • Bile ducts
  • Veins
  • Arteries

For diagnosing specific health conditions, they use the most cutting edge technology, including:

  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Sonography (ultrasounds)
  • X-rays
  • Skin and breast biopsy

What are different types of surgery?

The surgery team at Be Well Primary Health Care Center performs several different types of surgery, such as:

General surgery

General surgery refers to traditional surgery that entails using long incisions to access your organs and tissue for the purpose of treating disease or injury. It typically requires anesthesia.

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery is a specialized branch of surgery dedicated to treating diseases of the vascular system. It deals with correcting problems with the transporting of oxygen-rich blood to and from the heart through your arteries.

Vascular surgery is tailored to each patient’s needs at Be Well Primary Health Care center.

Laser surgery

Laser surgery involves using a laser beam to make safe abrasions in tissue or remove lesions, such as skin tumors. The Be Well surgeons use different types of lasers that emit specific light wavelengths and power ranges that control how the laser alters or destroys tissue.

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, or diagnostic laparoscopy, is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.

The Be Well surgery team uses a laparoscope — a long, thin tube affixed with a light and a high-resolution camera — to look inside your body on a live monitor for diagnostic testing or to guide surgical instruments more precisely.

They evaluate your symptoms, review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and take into account your overall health and personal preferences before recommending what type of surgery is best for you.

To learn more about the different types of surgeries offered at Be Well Primary Health Care Center, call or schedule a consultation online today.