GEORGE MUTAFYAN, MD
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal area, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, as well as on diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernias.
What is a surgery consultation?
Advances in surgical technology have made laparoscopic procedures a rapid, out-patient surgical procedure for most patients. There are multiple options for patients, however; the same procedure will not be the right one for every patient. Surgical consultation is the first step in determining if a surgery is a good option, and Dr. Mutafyan has considerable experience in helping patients throughout the Los Angeles area weigh the risks and benefits so they can make an informed and educated decision. At our clinic, we pride ourselves on recommending to our patients the best procedures to best fit them and their needs. Below you will find a list of some of our most common procedures performed by Dr. Gevorg Mutafyan
- Laparoscopic Procedures
- Nissen Fundoplication
- Heller Myotomy
- Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
- Pyloromyotomy and Pyloropasty
- Gastrectomy and Gastrostomy
- Small Bowel Resection, Jejunostomy
- Hepatic Wedge Resection, Biopsy
- Distal Pancreatectomy
- Colostomy and Ileostomy
- Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair
- Inguinal and Femoral Hernia Repair
- THD (Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization)
What is a general surgery consultation?
Making a serious medical decision is as important to us as it is to our patients and their families. In order to make the most informed decision possible we ensure all our patients have the most thorough surgical consultation, and preoperative consultation. Surgical consultation is an office visit that provides you and your doctor with plenty of opportunity to discuss lots of questions, issues, go over surgical goals and needs, the pros and cons of different surgical approaches, and the risks and benefits pertaining to the surgery. Your surgical consultation will also play a major role in ensuring your expectations are aligned with the possible best results.
How to prepare for surgery?
Preparation For Your Procedure:
- You will be given instructions by your physician to prepare you for your procedure. Please follow them.
- If you are taking medications, please ask your physician for instructions.
- The night before your procedure, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
The Day of Your Procedure
- Please bring a current list of all medications and dosages that you are taking.
- Please bring any medical forms given to you by your physician.
- Please bring your health insurance card and driver’s license or photo ID.
- Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes that can easily be removed.
- Please leave all valuables at home.
After Your Procedure
- For your safety, please arrange for an adult family member or friend to pick you up and take you home. Patients must leave with a ride home.
- Your physician will provide you with post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest and medication. In the event of any difficulties, please call the office immediately.
- A representative from our clinic will call to inquire about your recovery, and schedule a post-operative visit following surgery.