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General Surgery Specialist

Siva P Mullangi, MD, FACS -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Siva P Mullangi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon & General Surgeon located in Chino, CA & Placentia, CA

General surgery is a large category of procedures encompassing both hernia surgery and weight loss surgery. At the office of board-certified general surgeon Siva Mullangi, MD, FACS, in Chino and Placentia, California, you’ll receive empathetic support and gentle care along with a personalized surgical plan. Dr. Mullangi has wide-ranging experience in general surgery, including extensive training with robotic surgery. Click the appointment tool or call the Siva Mullangi, MD, FACS office to arrange your consultation now.

General Surgery Q & A

What is general surgery?

General surgery includes many different procedures. As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Mullangi can perform surgery on virtually any part of the body, from head to toe. He specializes in certain types of general surgery procedures, such as hernia repair.

With general surgery, there may be several different goals, including removing diseased tissue, repairing tissue trauma, and changing or improving the way your body functions. 

What types of general surgery are available?

Dr. Mullangi may recommend a few types of general surgery, based on your specific health problems and needs. Some general surgery procedures he commonly performs include:

Hernia surgery

Hernias happen when an organ or other tissue pushes through a weak section of muscle or connective tissue. Some common areas for hernia include the groin (inguinal hernia), abdominal wall (ventral hernia), navel (umbilical hernia), and upper chest (hiatal hernia). Surgery repairs the hernia and corrects any problems it caused.

Weight loss surgery

Some weight loss surgeries are general surgery procedures. Dr. Mullangi is an extremely experienced bariatric surgeon who regularly performs gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and single anastomosis duodenoileostomy (SADI). 

Gallbladder surgery

A gallbladder surgery called cholecystectomy removes your gallbladder, which is an effective treatment for gallstones, gallbladder inflammation, or gallbladder cancer. 

Acid reflux surgery

Acid reflux surgery treats cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that don’t improve with nonsurgical measures. This procedure creates a new one-way valve to prevent acid reflux. If you have a hiatal hernia, which is fairly common among people with GERD, Dr. Mullangi corrects it at the same time. 

Breast cancer surgery

Dr. Mullangi regularly performs breast cancer surgery to remove tumors. This may involve full breast removal (mastectomy) or only partial breast removal (breast-conserving surgery). 

These are only some of the many types of general surgery. Dr. Mullangi always personalizes your surgical procedure for your situation.

How is general surgery performed?

Dr. Mullangi uses the most conservative surgical approach possible. Smaller incisions and less tissue damage lead to faster recoveries and less pain, so in many cases, Dr. Mullangi recommends minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic surgery for general surgery procedures. 

Learn how board-certified surgeon Siva Prasad Mullangi, MD, can treat your condition by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool to request a surgical consultation now.