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General Surgery Specialist

Advanced Surgical Associates of West Florida

Richard S. Gordon, MD

Bariatrics & Robotic and General Surgery located in Largo, FL, Clearwater, FL & Trinity, FL

If you need surgery to treat stomach disorders, hemorrhoids, or skin cancer, Advanced Surgical Associates of West Florida offers customized treatment plans that focus on your unique needs. Richard Gordon, MD, offers general surgery services to address conditions you can’t treat with nonsurgical therapies. Dr. Gordon has extensive experience using advanced robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques to minimize your risk for post-surgical complications. Call the office in Largo, Clearwater or Trinity, Florida, to learn more about your options for general surgery or book a consultation online today.

General Surgery Q&A

What general surgery services are available?

Advanced Surgical Associates of West Florida offers various general surgery services to address underlying medical issues that don’t respond to other therapies.

As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Gordon uses the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques, to treat a wide variety of conditions.

The offices of Advanced Surgical Associates feature the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, a computer-assisted technology that allows Dr. Gordon to operate with a high level of precision without damaging surrounding tissue.

Why would I need general surgery?

You may be a candidate for general surgery as part of your treatment for diseases or disorders that aren’t treatable with medications or other conservative therapies.

Dr. Gordon offers general surgery services to address:

  • Hernias
  • Gallstones
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Skin cancer
  • Cysts and lipomas
  • Spleen diseases
  • Stomach disorders

Several bariatric surgeries are also available to support rapid and healthy weight loss if you’re unable to lose weight on your own or at risk for obesity-related health conditions.

Advanced Surgical Associates of West Florida provides comprehensive care before, during, and after your surgery. Dr. Gordon prioritizes your health during your procedure and continues to monitor your healing process through follow-up visits.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic and robotic general surgery?

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques offer many benefits over traditional open surgery techniques.

During these types of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Gordon only needs to make small incisions to access the surgical site. Small incisions heal faster than larger, deeper ones, so you can heal faster and have less risk for infection, pain, bleeding, and other complications.

Laparoscopic surgery uses specialized surgical tools with an attached camera that fit through small incisions. The camera provides real-time images of the surgical site so that Dr. Gordon can operate with a high level of precision.

When using the da Vinci robotic surgery system, Dr. Gordon controls robotic arms with a computer console. The technology also uses a high-definition camera and specialized surgical tools that fit through small incisions to prevent unnecessary tissue damage.

To learn more about the available options for general surgery, call the Advanced Surgical Associates of West Florida nearest to you today or book an appointment online.