Dr. Snyder Offers Advanced Laparoscopic and Endoscopic:
Dr. Snyder brings special expertise to his patients' to treat obesity by modification of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and/or absorption. For individuals who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet modifications and exercise programs alone, bariatric surgery may help them attain a more healthy body weight. For those who have had bariatric surgery already and feel they have not achieved their goals, he offers the opportunity for reoperation and revisional bariatric surgery.
Treatment for GERD comes in many forms. For minor cases, lifestyle changes and common medications are often the best course of action. More serious issues may require surgical treatment. Dr. Snyder employs cutting edge techniques and procedures to ensure patient safety and a speedy recovery. These treatments range from incisionless fundoplication, known as the TIF procedure, to 360 degree fundoplication, called a Nissen fundoplication. These operations offer a life free from medications and reflux.
At the frontier of minimally invasive surgery is robotically-assisted surgery. Whether treating acid reflux, hernias, obesity, or complex reoperations, Dr. Snyder has achieved expert-level skills in the use of robotics to perform surgeries more accurately and with decreased recovery time, less pain, and improved clinical outcomes. He is within the top ten robotic surgeons in the country and travels nationally, training other surgeons in these techniques.
Once you decide to proceed with surgery, there are certain steps to take before your operation to ensure that you are in the best possible readiness for the procedure. Read more…
In addition to first time bariatric surgery, Dr. Snyder offers revision of all previous bariatric surgeries to help you improve your outcomes or treat current problems you are having. These complicated surgeries with higher complication rates are made safer through his use of advanced robotic technology, making his complication rates 10 times lower than the national averages.
Once you enter the OR, the staff will do everything they can to make you feel safe and secure. Read more…
You will constantly be connected to monitoring equipment, and during this period, fully trained recovery room nurses will remain with you at all times. Read more…
Learn more about the operations by clicking on the links below or going to our Bariatric Surgery page:
•Bilopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which food refluxes (travels backwards) from the stomach to the esophagus (the swallowing pipe). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. The symptoms can include belching, coughing, difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, regurgitation, sore throat, hoarseness, and chest pain to name a few. In severe cases, the reflux may lead to damage of the lower part of the esophagus know as Barrett's esophagus.
While not completely understood, it is believed that in most patients gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle, a group of muscle fibers that exists at the lowest portion of the esophagus as it enters the stomach. It is thought that because this sphincter does not close completely, food and acid may reflux back from the stomach to the esophagus.
Treatment for GERD comes in many forms. For minor cases, lifestyle changes and common medications are often the best course of action. More serious issues may require surgical treatment. Dr. Snyder employs cutting edge techniques and procedures to ensure patient safety and a speedy recovery. He proudly offers incisionless surgical options: TIF
Find out more about Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by attending one of our free seminars! Click here.
Robotic Gen. Surgery
Dr. Snyder is a board certified General Surgeon and performs a wide variety of general surgical procedures, including hernias, gallbladder removal, bowel obstruction, colon resections, gastric cancer surgery, and many more.
Since the beginnings of robotic general surgery, MIST has been redesigning and creating operations for its use. Today, we offer many kinds of unique robotic surgeries, including:
da Vinci Surgery for Gallbladder Disease
Single-incision gallbladder removal
Multi-port gallbladder removal
Bile duct reconstruction
da Vinci Surgery for Obesity
Complex reoperations and revisions
Fixed and adjustable gastric band removal
Totally robotic small pouch gastric bypass
Totally robotic sleeve gastrectomy
da Vinci Surgery for hernias
Inguinal and sports hernias
Ventral and incisional hernias
Epigastric and umbilical hernias
da Vinci for reflux disease
Reoperation for failed Nissen fundoplications