Our services

Novant Health Salem Surgical Associates – Winston-Salem offers general surgery services along with colorectal, bariatric and cancer surgery services. When you first visit our office, you will work with your care team to understand your medical issues and your treatment options. If surgery is determined to be the appropriate treatment for you, you along with your loved ones and caregivers will have many opportunities to ask questions about the recommended procedure, as well as how to prepare for it and what recovery will be like. Your provider team will be there to see you through every step of your surgical treatment.

General surgery

General surgical procedures we offer include:

  • Appendectomy (a surgery to remove the appendix, a tube that branches off the large intestine)
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder, a structure located under the liver that stores and concentrates bile)
  • Excisions of lesions and masses (from the skin or within the body)
  • Gastric procedures (to address severe acid reflux, stomach cancer or peptic ulcers; can include gastric resection to remove all or part of the stomach)
  • Hernia treatment (to repair an umbilical, inguinal, femoral, hiatal or spigelian hernia; a weakness in a muscle wall that allows a section of intestine or other organ to bulge out)
  • Splenectomy (removal of all or part of the spleen, an organ that filters blood)
  • Tube or catheter placement (to give providers access to veins and organs without unnecessary needle stick or repetitive invasive procedures; devices placed including portacaths, Tenckhoff caths, Port-A-Grams, JJ tubes, feeding tubes and chest tubes)
  • Ulcer repair (to address sores found in the stomach or upper small intestine)
  • Wound care (for wounds that can be helped by vacuum dressings, or to investigate why a wound is not healing)

Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgeries and procedures we offer include:

  • Colonoscopy procedures (to examine the large intestine and access it with minimally invasive surgical instruments)
  • Rectal tumor procedures (to remove tumors in the rectum)
  • Hemorrhoid surgery (to remove swollen veins around the anus)
  • Anal fissure and fistula surgery (to repair tears in the anus or infected cavities near the anus)
  • Colon and small bowel resection (to remove cancerous or inflamed sections of the colon and small bowel)
  • Rectal prolapse surgery (a procedure to address the lower end of the rectum protruding out of the anus)

Cancer-related surgery

Surgery is often recommended as a first step in a cancer treatment plan. Our providers regularly complete:

  • Breast cancer surgeries (including breast biopsies, nipple exploration and lumpectomies to diagnose cancer; and Mammosite procedures, and partial and complete mastectomies to treat cancer)
  • Colorectal cancer surgery (the removal of cancerous cells along with adjacent sections of the colon or rectum)
  • Lymph node excision (the surgical removal of a lymph node to determine the presence of cancerous cells or remove cancerous cells)
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery (the removal of all or part of the pancreas, as well as associated surgeries to bypass bile ducts or reroute the stomach)
  • Sarcoma surgery (to address cancers involving bone, cartilage, fat, muscle or vascular tissue)
  • Skin cancer surgery (to diagnose or remove cancerous cells, as well as scar revision surgery to make the evidence of skin cancer less noticeable)
  • Splenectomy (if the spleen is affected by a cancer)
  • Stomach cancer surgery (to diagnose or remove cancerous cells; could involve the removal of all or part of the stomach, along with other infected organs and lymph nodes nearby)
  • Thyroid cancer surgery (to all or part of the thyroid gland in the neck)

Bariatric surgery

Novant Health Salem Surgical Associates offers weight loss surgery to people who want to lose weight and lead healthier lives. Our team will work with you and other providers involved in your care to understand your current health condition and any underlying health issues or lifestyle factors that could impact your weight loss goals. Together, you will then create a weight loss plan just for you.

Once that plan is created, your team will work with you to help you lose the weight and maintain your weight loss. Our services include:

  • Robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass*
  • Robotic sleeve gastrectomy*
  • Bariatric clinical nurse coordinator
  • Single Anastomosis Duodenoileostomy (SADI)*

*performed by Da Vinci XI Surgical System

Minimally invasive surgical procedures are often alternatives to traditional surgery, reducing recovery time and risk of infection. Our providers use advanced minimally invasive surgery techniques including the da Vinci Surgical System whenever possible.