Surgery of any kind can lead to feelings of unease and anxiety. George Mutafyan, MD, in Glendale, California, is a top-rated surgeon who takes a very personal approach to care and aims to make you as comfortable as possible during any abdominal procedure. To schedule a General Surgery consultation with Dr. Mutafyan, call the office today or book an appointment online.
General Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on procedures in your abdominal area. Dr. Mutafyan is an experienced general surgeon who can manage any surgical needs but has extensive experience in managing conditions that arise as a result of weight gain and obesity, including the treatment of hernias that develop in the groin and abdominal areas.
Some of Dr. Mutafyan’s surgical specialties include:
Dr. Mutafyan is a skilled surgeon and, when possible, performs procedures using minimally invasive techniques to decrease the number of incisions you need and reduce your recovery time. If surgery has been recommended by your primary care physician or medical specialist, Dr. Mutafyan recommends you begin with a surgical consultation.
The decision to have surgery is as important to Dr. Mutafyan as it is to you. To determine if you would benefit from surgery, Dr. Mutafyan starts with a comprehensive General Surgery consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Mutafyan conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and obtains lab work.
Dr. Mutafyan also reviews the surgical procedure you need, including the pros and cons of surgery, the various surgical approaches, and risks and benefits. Dr. Mutafyan wants to understand the motivation behind your desire for surgical intervention so he can ensure your expectations are aligned with the anticipated results.
Because your surgery is unique to you, everyone’s preparation is different. Dr. Mutafyan provides you with specific instructions on how to get ready for your surgery. You may be advised to alter your prescription medication schedule and asked to not eat or drink for a specific period of time before your procedure.
On the day of your surgery, be sure to bring proper identification and the required medical forms, and wear comfortable clothing. For your safety, Dr. Mutafyan may recommend you arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home and assist you as needed during your recovery.
Dr. Mutafyan provides expert surgical care to those in Glendale and throughout the Los Angeles area. To schedule a General Surgery consultation, call George Mutafyan, MD, today or book an appointment online.