Abdominal Pain

Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

While many people experience occasional abdominal pain from gas or bloating, chronic abdominal pain may be your first indication something more serious is wrong. At the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona, the skilled surgical team offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for a variety of abdominal conditions, including appendicitis and hernias. Find out more about minimally invasive solutions for treating chronic abdominal pain by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What causes abdominal pain?

There are a number of issues that can affect the health and function of the organs that reside in your abdomen. Harmless causes of occasional abdominal pain may relate to your diet or viral infections; however, if you experience chronic abdominal pain that doesn’t resolve with at-home care or over-the-counter remedies, it’s important you schedule a diagnostic evaluation.

More serious causes of persistent abdominal pain that may require surgery include:

Hernias

A hernia is a condition that occurs when an internal organ or fatty tissue bulges through an area of weakened or damaged muscles, often occurring in the abdominal wall. Hernias can cause pain, breathing difficulties, and disrupt your digestion. They can also cause a visible protrusion in your abdomen.

Gallstones

Gallstones result when bile fluids crystalize in your gallbladder and cause severe pain and nausea in the abdomen.

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a condition that occurs when your appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. If not properly treated, an inflamed appendix can burst and cause additional health complications.

Abdominal adhesions

Abdominal adhesions are bands of tissue that develop between your abdominal tissues and surrounding organs, causing these structures to stick together.

Adhesions can possibly result in obstructions in your intestines or other organs, resulting in chronic pain.

How is abdominal pain diagnosed?

Unexplained abdominal pain should be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent additional health complications.

The surgical team at CMIRS reviews your medical history and existing symptoms to pinpoint potential causes of your pain. They may also request imaging tests, like an ultrasound, to identify abnormalities in your abdomen, such as hernias and adhesions.

How is abdominal pain treated with surgery?

The surgical team at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery offers the latest surgical technologies for addressing the root cause of abdominal pain, including robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® surgical system. Da Vinci uses specialized tools and a computer console that allows your CMIRS surgeon to complete more complex surgeries with greater precision.

If you have appendicitis, your surgeon can perform a procedure to safely remove your appendix and alleviate your symptoms. The goal of treatment is to remove the organ before it can rupture. Minimally invasive techniques are also available for removing abdominal adhesions and gallstones.

If you have any type of hernia, the CMIRS surgeon creates a surgical plan to address weak or damaged muscles and reposition the organs that pushed through the muscles. Surgical hernia repair techniques can also tighten muscles to prevent additional hernias.

Learn more about your options for surgical treatment of abdominal pain by calling the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery or requesting a consultation with a CMIRS surgeon online today.