Dr. Peter Denk has announced that he and Dr. Martin Barrios have opened two locations for their surgical firm Florida Incisionless, PLLC.
The sites are at 14421 Metropolis Ave., Suite 103 in Fort Myers and at 4857 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 3 in Fort Myers.
Originally with offices in Lehigh, Denk said the firm is the only general surgery group offering surgery at all of Fort Myers' hospitals giving patients the choice of where to have their surgery. They also offer surgery at the Bonita community Health Center.
Dr. Martin Barrios, Carelyn Valazquez, and Dr. Peter Denk
"With our two sites, we are serving Lehigh Acres and the greater Fort Myers community," Denk said.
The surgical practice specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of all GI problems including swallowing problems, acid-reflux, stomach, esophagus, bowel, colon problems, weight-loss or obesity procedures, all types of hernias including hiatal hernias, ventral and incisional hernias, umbilical hernias and "groin" or inguinal hernias.
Denk said that Reflux of Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is extremely common and 40 percent of people suffer from it. Proton pump inhibitor drugs like Nexium, Protonix, Dexilant, Omeprazole, Prilosee all cause osteoporosis and women especially should not be on them for more than six months.
"The good news is that there are proven, effective surgical procedures that cure
95 percent of patients even those taking multiple drugs and antacids daily.
"These procedures such as Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (repairing the reflux valve) and hiatal hernia repair (repairing the weakness in the diaphragm that contributes to reflux) are done as an overnight procedure with rapid recovery and return to work," he said.
Denk said patients wake up from surgery with their reflux gone immediately and go home free from the burden of acid medicines.
Weight-loss surgery is also offered and Denk said it is very safe today and can be done as a same-day procedure.
He noted that obesity is a multi-factorial disease process of excess fat accumulation that affects two-thirds of all Americans. Morbid obesity is when people are 100 or more pounds overweight and the excess fat actually causes other medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint and back pain, infertility, incontinence and many other problems.
"All the surgery we offer is minimally invasive or laparoscopic, performed with small incisions and operating with cameras inside the abdomen.
Den said their group is the only one in Southwest Florida that has two bariatric surgeons so their patients have what he called 24/7, 365 bariatric surgeon coverage.
He said hernias are very common and they can use minimally invasive hernia repair of all types of hernias. Most of the hernia surgery is done as same-day surgery and patients go home after surgery.
The surgical practice has an online site, Floridaincisionless.com. For more information, call 239-433-3504.