Experienced surgeons and advanced technology
If you or a loved one needs surgery, you can count on exceptional care from Summit Medical Center. You’ll find surgeons who are leaders in their specialties, and a team of skilled and caring professionals who have access to the latest surgical technology.
We offer a full range of surgical services in almost every medical specialty — everything from general surgery to treat colorectal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux and hernias, to minimally invasive surgical options.
Surgical weight-loss procedures
Joe S. Padilla, Jr., M.D., Board Certified General Surgeon, is performing Gastric Banding, which is a weight-loss procedure. During the procedure, a gastric band is placed around the stomach, dividing it into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower stomach. Along with the Gastric Banding procedure, Dr. Padilla is performing the Gastric Sleeve for weight loss. Unlike the band, there is not a foreign body inserted. The procedure also provides all the advantages of a minimally invasive surgery: fewer wound and lung problems, less pain and faster recovery.
Minimally invasive options
Summit Medical Center’s surgeons are recognized for their expertise in minimally invasive procedures. By using miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high-definition monitors, surgeons can perform surgery through small incisions that take only a few stitches to close. Smaller incisions result in less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery. We offer:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Endovascular techniques (catheter-guided procedures)
- Laparoscopic surgery
Innovative treatment for Acid Reflux (GERD)
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is a surgical procedure performed through the mouth and without incisions. You may be a candidate for this innovative surgery if you regularly experience symptoms of GERD, and if you no longer respond or are dissatisfied with pharmaceutical therapies.
Joe S. Padilla, Jr., MD has received advanced training to perform the TIF procedure. Dr. Padilla is a Board Certified General Surgeon with more than 17-years-of experience in Laparoscopic Surgery. For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Summit Surgery Clinic, (479) 471-4208.
Focus on patient comfort and safety
Our skilled teams work in state-of-the-art surgical suites, and deliver personalized care using sophisticated medical technology. We work closely with patients, families and their primary care doctors to ensure that we answer every question and address every concern. At Summit Medical Center, our focus is on patient safety, care and comfort.