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Surgical Options

Collaboration occurs between all providers here at General Surgeons of Western Colorado to provide pre and post-surgical care in order to achieve the best outcome. Below are some of the more common procedures performed by our surgeons. Please click on any one of them to learn more. 

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Common Procedures


Appendix Surgery

An appendectomy is removing the appendix. The appendix is a small structure shaped like a tube that branches off the large intestine. This surgeon is done to treat appendicitis. Appendicitis is the acute inflammation of the appendix because of infection. 


Breast Surgery

We offer many types of breast surgeries for cancer and non-cancerous diagnoses. These include incision and drainage of a breast abscess, biopsies, lumpectomy, mastectomy and the minimally invasive radiation therapies mammosite and Savi.


Colon Surgery

There are many variations of colon surgery depending on your diagnosis and disease state, a colon resection is most common. This procedure removes part or all of your large intestine. Common reasons for colon surgery include colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases.


Endocrine Surgery

Surgery on the endocrine glands include the thyroid and parathyroid glands removing part or all of the glands. Our experts work together to provide the best care to patients afflicted with endocrine disorders. To learn more about the surgeries and the diseases they treat, click here.


Gallbladder Surgery

 A cholecystectomy is a surgery to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped sac near the right lobe of the liver. The gallbladder holds bile. A gallbladder may need to be removed if it collects gallstones. It may also be removed if it is infected or becomes cancer. 


Gastroeshphageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn)

We offer many treatments for  Gastroeshphageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn).  To learn more about Linx, please click here



Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that are either located inside the rectum, or external and located on the outside. Surgical options depend on the severity of a patient’s symptoms, and can vary from simpler and less invasive procedures, to complex, inpatient surgeries. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best route for your care.



A hernia is a result of a weakness or defect in the abdominal muscles which causes the abdominal contents and intestines to push through. The cause may be congenital, or brought on by aging or injury. The most common symptom is the bulge it causes in the abdomen.


Skin Cancer

The abdnormal cell growth causing skin cancer is most often caused from the skin being exposed to the sun. Skin cancer can also develop n areas that aren't exposed to the sun. There are three major types of skin cancer, these are:

Basal Cell Carcinoma

This form of Skin Cancer occurs most often on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as your head and neck. It appears first as a transparent bump on the skin and can take on other forms.


Melanoma is the most serious form of Skin Cancer. Though the exact cause is still unknown, UV rays from the sun and tanning beds increase your risk of developing Melanoma. This cancer develops in the melanocyte cells which produce melanin.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

With this type of Skin Cancer being the most common, it develops in the middle and outer layers of the skin (the squamous cells). This form is usually not life threatening, but can become aggressive and spread if left untreated.

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