top of page

General Surgery

General Surgery

Dr. Burnette is a board certified general surgeon using minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible to improve patient safety, comfort and outcomes for a variety of general surgery procedures.

In addition to weight loss surgery  and acid reflux surgery, Dr. Burnette offers laparoscopic procedures for:

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Skin and soft tissue repair

  • Endocrine surgery

  • Thyroid surgery

  • Cancer treatment

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a laparoscope, a long-flexible tube equipped with a light and camera on its tip. Unlike traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery does not require any large incisions or wounds.

The entire operation is completed through three to five minor holes in the abdomen with the use of the laparoscope, allowing for:

  • Less visible scarring

  • Faster recovery

  • Reduced post-operative pain

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Lower risk of complications

During the procedure, the laparoscope projects a magnified image of the area being operated on to a large screen in the operating room. The laparoscope is introduced to the body through plastic tubes called ports that are placed in the incisions. Thanks to laparoscope techniques, general surgery can allow a physician to attain greater precision and accuracy during many operations.

bottom of page