Incisional Hernia

Incisional Hernia Puerto Vallarta

This can arise from a scar from a previous abdominal surgery.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia Puerto Vallarta

This is a protuberance in the umbilical area. This happens when the muscle surrounding the umbilical does not close completely.

Ventral Hernia

Ventral Hernia Puerto Vallarta

This is a bulge through an abnormal opening in the wall of the abdominal muscles.  The bulge is often part of the intestine but as well, it can be in the tissue or fat.

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia Puerto Vallarta

This is a protuberance in the groin.  This is the most common type in men and it can go down into the scrotum.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal Hernia Puerto Vallarta

This presents in the upper part of the stomach.  A portion of the superior part of the stomach enters the thorax.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Puerto Vallarta

This is the surgical removal of the gallbladder via laparoscopy.  The most common reason to perform this is to remove stones that cause a colic biliary (acute pain in the abdomen causing a spasm or block of the bile duct).


Colonoscopy Puerto Vallarta

We can review the lower intestinal tract and visualize all of the colon, rectum and anus and on occasion, the most distal part of the small intestine and ileum.  The difference between the panendoscopy is well as fasting, is that the patient must do a preparation to clean the colon in order to visualize all of the mucosa of the intestine without fecal material that impedes adequate observation. The preparation is done the day prior to the study.


Endoscopy Puerto Vallarta

Better known as “panendoscopy”, this is one of the most commonly requested studies and in which a revision of the larynx, esophagus, stomach and duodenum is performed.  Prior to the study, fasting for 8 hours is necessary. It is done under IV sedation and is an ambulatory procedure.

Gastro Esophageal Reflux

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Puerto Vallarta

The disease of reflux occurs when a muscle at the top of the esophagus cannot close adequately.  This allows the content of the stomach to return, or reflux, into the esophagus, causing irritation.


Diverticulitis Puerto Vallarta

This occurs when there are protruding bags or sacs that form over the internal wall of the intestine (diverticuli) resulting in inflammation or infection.  Many times, these sacs are found in the large intestine.

Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer Puerto Vallarta

Almost all of the types of colon cancer begin in the lining of the colon and in the rectum.  Colorectal cancer is a major cause of death but nevertheless, with an early diagnosis, frequently there can be a complete cure.


Polyps Puerto Vallarta

These are abnormal growths of tissue that arise in the internal or mucous layers of the colon, protruding into the intestinal canal. Some polyps are flat and some are raised.