General Surgery

Shey Ditto, DO -  - General, Bariatric, and Cosmetic Surgeon

Ditto Surgical

Shey Ditto, DO

General, Bariatric, and Cosmetic Surgeon located in Austin, TX & Lakeway, TX

Going in for surgery can cause a lot of worry and uncertainty. Finding a highly-trained doctor who understands your needs can help put your concerns to rest. As a former nurse in some of the nation’s largest Level 1 Trauma Centers and as a physician now, Dr. Shey Ditto has helped his patients regain their health and improve their quality of life. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about general surgery at Ditto Surgical in Austin, Texas.

General Surgery Q & A

What is general surgery?

General surgery is an area of medicine that focuses on providing care to patients before, during, and after elective or emergency surgery, and even for inoperable conditions. General surgeons primarily treat conditions that affect almost anything from the neck down excluding bones and joints -- including but not limited to the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, and pancreas.

Surgery can improve your quality of life in a number of different ways. Some surgical procedures alleviate pain while others can improve how your body functions or lessen the symptoms of a medical issue you’re experiencing.

Biopsies -- which are surgical procedures where a piece of tissue is taken from your body and examined -- help detect a variety of different diseases. Other surgical procedures, like the removal of your gallbladder, can help restore function to your body and may prolong your life.

What types of procedure are available?

Dr. Ditto provides an assortment of surgical services for a wide range of health needs, including but not limited to:

  • Lymph node biopsies and mass excisions
  • Thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Central line insertion and removal
  • Permanent and temporary dialysis catheters
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Gastric reflux surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Colon and small bowel resections
  • Liver surgery
  • Gastric tube (G-tube) insertion and removal
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion and removal
  • Hernia surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Abdominal mass resection
  • Incision and debridement of wounds
  • Abscess drainage
  • Chronic wound care

What are the benefits of general surgery?

Dr. Ditto uses state-of-the-art technology to perform everything from minimally-invasive surgical procedures to highly complex procedures that require open surgery. As a result of advanced technologies and cutting-edge surgical techniques, you may experience shorter hospital stays, a quicker recovery, less scarring, and an improved outcome.

General surgery procedures can also help to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer before they become severe. An early diagnosis can give you the time you need to obtain targeted treatments that can reverse the condition.

Learn more about minimally-invasive surgical techniques and surgical procedures for a wide range of health conditions. To learn more about general surgery at Ditto Surgical, call the office or schedule an appointment using the convenient online booking option.