Caring for You and Your Family
When other treatment options aren’t right for you, our specialists may need to use a surgical procedure to help you heal. At AdventHealth Lake Wales, formerly Lake Wales Medical Center, we offer a full range of surgical procedures to fit your needs.
With collective experience in all medical disciplines and types of care, our surgeons use minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques whenever possible, which may offer less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery.
Many surgeries performed at our facility can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you’ll return home the same day as your procedure. If you do require an additional hospital stay, our dedicated care teams can help you recover as quickly as possible so you can get back to the life you love.
Our Surgical Services
A colonoscopy is an internal examination of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, using a thin, flexible tube with a camera called a colonoscope. Your doctor uses a video monitor to look for abnormalities such as ulcers, polyps, tumors or areas of inflammation or bleeding in your colorectal tract. If your doctor finds any irregularities, they can be biopsied (a small tissue sample is taken for laboratory examination) or removed.
Colonoscopy can screen for colon cancer or evaluate symptoms such as abdominal pain, change in bowel habits or unexplained weight loss. The procedure is typically completed in less than an hour and is performed under mild sedation to relieve any discomfort.
FAQ: When Should I Get a Colonoscopy?
To know when to get a colonoscopy, read these cancer screening guidelines from AdventHealth.
Colonoscopy can also:
- Help Treat Certain Diseases
- Assist With Polyp Removal
- Widen Narrowed Areas
- Address Blockages
- Address Bleeding From Diverticula or Lesions
If necessary, your surgeon can also use a specialized procedure — such as laser surgery or cauterizing techniques — during a colonoscopy.
- Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
Our otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) can help with everything from nasal congestion and hearing disorders to a deviated septum or broken nose.
At AdventHealth Lake Wales, your team can offer comprehensive surgical treatments to address ear, nose and throat conditions, including minimally invasive endoscopic and robotic surgery techniques.
- Chronic Snoring and Sleep Apnea Solutions
- Hearing-Loss Solutions, Including Cochlear Implants, Bone Conduction Devices and Ear-Tube Surgery
- Laryngeal and Voice Solutions
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck
- Sinus Surgery, Including Laser Treatments, Endoscopic Techniques and Radiofrequency Ablation
- Skull Base Tumor Treatment
- Turbinate Surgery
- Eye Surgery
If you have eye concerns and want to find an eye doctor, expert eye care is right around the corner. At AdventHealth Lake Wales, we offer a variety of treatment options, including treatment for glaucoma, to preserve or improve your eyesight.
Our ophthalmologists use advanced technology, like sophisticated operating microscopes and ultrasound techniques, and specialize in:
- Cataract Surgery (Phacoemulsification) With Lens Implant
- Corneal Transplant Surgery
- Glaucoma Treatment and Surgery
- Muscle Surgery
- Ocular Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Refractive Surgery
- Retinal Surgery
- Gynecological Surgery
Our skilled gynecologic surgeons perform specialized surgical treatments for a variety of conditions. We offer a full spectrum of surgical procedures, including:
- Embolization to Treat Fibroids
- Endometrial Ablation
- Surgery for Urinary Incontinence
- Vaginal Reconstruction
- Hernia Surgery
A hernia happens when the inside layers of the abdominal wall weaken, allowing the tissue to bulge out of the weakened area. During hernia repair, the bulging tissue is pushed back in and the abdominal wall is repaired using stitches or mesh.
Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for hernia repair. For no mesh hernia repair in Florida, you’ll be in the right place at AdventHealth Lake Wales.
During laparoscopic hernia surgery, your surgeon inserts an endoscope (thin, telescope-like instrument) through a small incision. The endoscope is fitted with a tiny video camera that allows the surgeon to visualize the area on screen and repair the weakened area. Because the procedure only requires small incisions, patients have less scarring and pain and a quicker recovery.
Our hernia specialists perform both laparoscopic, conventional hernia repair and no mesh hernia repair techniques for various types of hernias, including:
- Epigastric (Mid Abdomen)
- Hiatal (Upper Stomach)
- Incisional (Occurring Through a Scar)
- Inguinal (Groin)
- Femoral (Upper Thigh)
- Umbilical (Belly Button)
- Laser Surgery
Surgery with lasers can be a less invasive option available for many procedures. Instead of traditional instruments, laser surgery uses special light beams. This advanced surgery poses minimal risk of infection, causes less trauma to tissues and can offer you a quicker recovery.
With more than a dozen different lasers tailored to treat specific medical conditions, our experienced team offers laser surgery for:
- Kidney Stone Removal
- Tumor Removal
- Various Oral, Gynecological and Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions
- Orthopedic Surgery
The skilled and caring surgeons at AdventHealth Lakes Wales can help you find relief from the pain caused by certain orthopedic conditions. From carpal tunnel surgery to total joint replacement, we’re here to get you back to the activities you love.
- Urological Surgery
Offering progressive surgical methods to treat urinary tract conditions, our urologic surgical team treats a wide range of conditions, including:
- Bladder Disorders
- Kidney Stones (Including Laser Surgery Techniques)
- Pelvic Conditions
- Prostate Cancer