Complex Reoperative Surgery Specialist

Avo Artinyan, MD, MS

Surgical Oncologist & Colorectal Surgeon located in Glendale, CA

Complications from surgery can occur even under the best of circumstances. Though most complications are minor and resolve with medical care, some require complex reoperative surgery. Avo Artinyan, MD, MS, of Academic Surgical Associates in Glendale, California, specializes in complex reoperative surgery. Dr. Artinyan is an expert in the repair of complex complications that affect the digestive system. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Complex Reoperative Surgery Q & A

Am I at risk of needing complex reoperative surgery?

Every year, about 50,000 people die from complications that occur during surgery. Surgical complications may affect any surgeon or any patient during or after any operation.

Most surgical procedures have known complications that are accepted as adverse events. Though there are specific risk factors related to each surgical procedure, some conditions may increase your risk for surgical complications, such as:

  • Poor nutritional health prior to surgery
  • Immunosuppression from disease or medication
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • History of diabetes or heart disease

Most complications from surgery are minor and resolve without surgical intervention. However, in some cases, you may need complex reoperative surgery to fix the surgical problem and the underlying complication.

At Academic Surgical Associates, Dr. Artinyan performs meticulous surgery with the goal of minimizing complications from the start. He takes his time during procedures and strives to get things right the first time. 

However, Dr. Artinyan can help you get your life back if you have health complications from a previous surgical procedure and need complex reoperative surgery. 

What is complex reoperative surgery?

Complex reoperative surgery refers to procedures that aim to fix a complication from your original surgery. These types of procedures require extensive planning and specialized surgical skills to ensure you get the best possible outcomes.

At Academic Surgical Associates, Dr. Artinyan takes a multi-disciplinary approach to care. He works with the surgical team and your other health care providers to ensure you get the best possible outcomes.

As a skilled surgeon, he uses the most innovative surgical tools and techniques, which may include minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery, when performing complex reoperations. 

What complications require a complex reoperative surgery program?

Dr. Artinyan serves as a tertiary-level referral resource for patients, as well as insurers, that may benefit from his complex reoperative surgery program. 

The skilled surgeon specializes in complex reoperative surgery for conditions that involve the digestive system, including:

  • Intestinal leaks
  • Intestinal fistulae
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Large abdominal hernias
  • Rectovaginal fistulas
  • Colostomy reversal and restoration of intestinal function
  • Bile duct injuries

Dr. Artinyan understands the complexities surrounding these types of procedures. His goal is to provide the care you need so you can get your health back. 

To schedule your complex reoperative surgery consultation with a skilled surgeon, call the office of Avo Artinyan, MD, MS, or book an appointment online today.