When you need a surgical treatment or testing, get top-quality care from Owensboro Health’s One Health Surgical Specialists, formerly Ohio Valley Surgical Specialists. You’ll find services for a broad range of medical needs because we’re the largest practice of our kind in western Kentucky. Trust us to help you enjoy better health.
You benefit from the expertise of board-certified, award-winning One Health surgeons who are leaders in their fields, teach surgical procedures to other doctors and speak at national conferences. And because Surgical Specialists includes providers in a wide range of disciplines, your physician can easily consult with a variety of medical experts to make sure you get well-rounded care.
Through Surgical Specialists, you gain access to a broad spectrum of treatments and diagnostic procedures, including:
Minimally Invasive Approach
Whenever possible, your surgeon will perform your procedure using a minimally invasive technique. This approach requires only tiny incisions and thus decreases pain, scarring and recovery time.
If you need treatment for your pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder or liver, a doctor may perform your procedure using a minimally invasive technique called interventional endoscopy. In this approach, the physician inserts an endoscope—a small tube with a video lens—through your mouth and into your digestive tract while you’re under sedation. He or she then slides tiny surgical tools through the tube to perform your treatment. You’ll recover faster after this type of procedure than after traditional surgery.
You won’t find this treatment option at many other locations in Kentucky. Owensboro Health is home to one of only a handful of doctors in the state who perform interventional endoscopies.