Harrington offers two new procedures
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. -- November 8, 2012 -- Harrington HealthCare System has added two new procedures to the list of minimally invasive surgeries it offers.
Konstantino “Dan” Avradopoulos, M.D., F.A.C.S., a general surgeon and fellowship trained Surgical Oncologist who recently joined Harrington HealthCare System, performs a variety of surgical procedures, including minimally invasive colectomies, known as laparoscopic colectomies, and minimally invasive parathyroidectomies. A parathyroidectomy is the removal of an abnormal parathyroid gland.
In a laparoscopic colectomy, a surgeon uses a small scope to remove a portion of the colon. This operation can be done thru a much smaller incision compared to an open procedure.
“There is no question that patients recover quicker, have smaller incisions, less pain, and are able to leave the hospital sooner compared to the conventional open surgical technique,” said Dr. Avradopoulos, who is part of Harrington Physician Services, an affiliate of Harrington HealthCare System.