Flagstaff Surgical Associates

Surgical Departments


Northern Arizona's experts in general surgery, urology,
audiology, allergy, & ENT treatment.

  • Da Vinci Surgery

    With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

    Minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

    Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

  • Bariatric

    Gastric Bypass
    daVinci® Bariatric Surgery

    If you are considering having bariatric surgery, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.

    Why da Vinci Surgery?

    Instead of the large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make just a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. These features enable your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Surgery offers the following potential benefits:

    Low rate of complications
    Low rate of wound infection
    Short hospital stay

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Bariatric Surgery offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

    Much lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks
    Lower risk of needing follow-up surgery
    Lower risk of converting to open surgery
    Reduced surgeon fatigue5 (due to the da Vinci Systemergonomics)

    State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

    Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

    Risks & Considerations Related to Bariatric Surgery

    Potential risks of any bariatric procedure may include:

    Fluid leak in gastrointestinal system
    Abdominal pain
    Intestinal blockage
    Nausea with vomiting

    In addition to the above risks, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Bariatric Surgery, such as hernia (bulging tissue) at incision site. Additionally, morbidly obese patients are typically not candidates for da Vinci Surgery.

  • Urology

    Prostatectomy
    da Vinci® Prostatectomy

    If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and are considering surgery – ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci Prostatectomy.

    Why da Vinci Surgery?

    With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. da Vincienables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers many potential benefits when compared to traditional open surgery, including:

    More precise removal of cancerous tissue
    Ability to perform nerve sparring surgery which enables:
    Faster return of erectile (sexual) function: Studies show patients who are potent prior to da Vinci Surgery experience a faster return of erectile function than previously potent patients who have open surgery
    Better chance for return of urinary continence: Recent studies show more patients with da Vinci Surgery have full return of urinary continence within 6 months as compared to patients having open surgery
    Less blood loss
    Less need for a blood transfusion
    Less pain
    Lower risk of complications
    Lower risk of wound infection
    Shorter hospital stay
    Less chance of hospital readmission
    Less chance of needing follow-up surgery
    Fewer days with catheter
    Less risk of deep vein thrombosis (life-threatening condition where a blood clot forms deep in the body)
    Faster recovery and return to normal activities
    Short hospital stay

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Prostatectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

    More patients return to pre-surgery erectile function at 12-month checkup
    Faster return of urinary continence
    Lower risk of complications
    Less blood loss and need for a transfusion
    Less chance of nerve injury
    Less chance of inuring the rectum
    Shorter operation
    Less risk of deep vein thrombosis (life-threatening condition where a blood clot forms deep in the body)
    Shorter hospital stay
    Less chance of hospital readmission
    Less chance of needing follow-up surgery

    The da Vinci Surgical System is used in 4 out of 5 radical prostatectomies in the U.S.

    State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

    Physicians have used the da Vinci System worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

    Risks & Considerations Related to Prostatectomy & da Vinci Surgery

    Potential risks of any prostatectomy procedure include:

    Urinary and/or sexual dysfunction due to nerve damage
    Rectal or bowel injury
    Blocked artery in the lung
    Blocked bowel

    In addition, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Prostatectomy, such as hernia (bulging tissue/organ) at incision site.

    Pyeloplasty
    da Vinci® (Pyeloplasty) Surgery

    If a doctor diagnoses you or a loved one with a urinary obstruction, surgery to remove the blockage may be recommended. This type of surgery is called pyeloplasty. Doctors remove the blockage in the urinary system and reattach the healthy part of the kidney to the healthy part of the ureter (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder).

    If surgery is recommended, ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.

    Why da Vinci Surgery?

    Instead of a large abdominal incision used in open surgery, da Vinci surgeons make a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Pyeloplasty offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional open surgery:

    Shorter hospital stay
    Less need for narcotic pain medicine

    As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Pyeloplasty offers the following potential benefits compared to traditional laparoscopy:

    Less blood loss
    Shorter total operating time
    Shorter hospital stay
    Faster return to normal activities

    State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

    Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

    Risks & Considerations Related to Pyeloplasty & da Vinci Surgery

    Potential risks of any pyeloplasty procedure include:

    Urinary leak
    Infections
    Recurrence of obstruction

    In addition, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Pyeloplasty, such as hernia (bulging tissue/organ) at incision site.

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With Flagstaff Surgical Associates

Our

Mission


Our mission is to provide Northern Arizona with professional and patient-centered surgical and specialty healthcare services.
Our

Vision


Our vision is to provide patient care that consistently achieves superior levels of quality, safety, and patient satisfaction.

FSA's

Core Values


Quality

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Community

We love the Northern Arizona community and are active in local charities, events and sponsorships.

Technology

Our physicians all use the latest proven techniques for surgical and non-surgical patient treatment.

Availability

By having several physicians of each specialty. You can be confident your needs will continually be met.