Surgery of the Abdomen

Dr. Koller is a specialist in general abdominal surgery. Whether it be laparoscopic or open, Dr. Koller has a very high level of skill when it comes to managing complex intra-abdominal surgical problems. Dr. Koller is often called upon by his medical and surgical colleagues to manage problems which may be the result of previous surgery. These kinds of problems can range from certain types of hernias to intestinal obstruction caused by adhesions. In some cases, Dr. Koller is requested for the removal of foreign bodies left behind during previous surgical procedures, such as the removal of infected mesh. Whatever the problem, Dr. Koller is usually the best choice to ensure a successful outcome. Dr. Koller is Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery as well as Surgical Critical Care. These qualifications ensure that the highest quality of surgical care is being made available to his patients. With his expert understanding of abdominal anatomy and the complex changes that occur during acute surgical illness, Dr. Koller is among the most qualified and skilled surgeons in the United States for managing most all routine and emergent general surgical issues. With the relatively new routine use of laparoscopy, many surgical problems which occur within the abdomen can be handled in a minimally invasive manner. These types of procedures use a 5mm camera to diagnose and treat the problem, leaving behind the old way of doing things which used to always include a big, unsightly incision. Dr. Koller performs many of his abdominal surgical procedures using this laparoscopic approach. These procedures are listed below:
  • Appendectomy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Colon surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Adhesion removal
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Liver biopsy
  • Lymph node biopsy
As in any physician-patient relationship, trust and mutual respect go a very long way. Dr. Koller takes the time with his patients to make them feel at ease, and to explain the planned surgical procedure necessary to solve the problem. Dr. Koller understands the anxiety that can come from needing an operation and he always takes the time to answer any and all questions a patient or family member may have. It is Dr. Koller’s goal to help make patients feel comfortable, informed, cared for and confident as they embark on any surgical operation.