Alongside aesthetic treatments like laser skin rejuvenation and injectables, we at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa proudly offer a wide array of surgery procedures that can enhance your quality of life. Dr. Surya Challa, a highly regarded general surgeon, vein specialist and cosmetic medical expert, is on staff at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at EVMS. With Dr. Challa’s surgical expertise and the comprehensive solutions offered by our caring staff, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.
Surgeries are offered at the state-of-the-art Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and the outpatient surgical center Operating Rooms. Our services include:
Gallbladder Removal Surgery
If you’ve been suffering from pain and other problems associated with gallstones, such as infection, indigestion, nausea and vomiting and pain after eating, you may be suffering from gallstone disease. Gallbladder disease is more common than you might think, affecting over 20 million Americans. If you’ve been having consistent issues with your gallbladder, you’ll likely need to have your gallbladder removed in a procedure known as a cholecystectomy. Dr. Challa offers laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery so you can find relief from your symptoms. He is also trained in the most advanced, minimally invasive technique for gallbladder removal, ensuring a thorough, straightforward procedure. With da Vinci Robotic Surgery, the gallbladder is removed through a single small incision inside the belly button, similar to laparoscopic surgery, but with minimal or no scarring, lower risk of complications and less discomfort following your procedure.
Whether you’re looking for inguinal hernia repair, complex hiatal hernia repair or relief from umbilical, abdominal or incisional hernias, Dr. Challa offers a combination of open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches where necessary. Inguinal hernia surgeries are usually performed laparoscopically, while umbilical hernia surgeries utilize a single umbilical incision for smaller hernias. We use the latest in lightweight meshes and absorbable tacks to streamline recovery. Open hernia repairs may also be offered where necessary, but most repairs are done laparoscopically. Robotic Surgical approaches may also be utilized. During a laparoscopic hernia repair procedure, Dr. Challa makes a small incision in or below the navel and inflates the abdomen with air so he can clearly see the abdominal organs. The laparoscope is then inserted to repair the hernia, using smaller incision points than open hernia repair.
When compared to traditional hernia repair, laparoscopic hernia repair offers less postoperative discomfort, better treatment for recurrent hernias and smaller incisions. It’s also possible for your surgeon to check for and repair a second hernia using the same incision points. The benefits of Robot Assisted hernia surgery include less postoperative discomfort by avoiding tacks, ability to suture defects prior to placing mesh, ability to repair recurrent and both-sided hernias and a 3D visualization with magnification.
Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery
Struggling with hemorrhoids? You’re not alone — hemorrhoids are an extremely common condition, affecting about one in 20 Americans. Plus, about half of adults age 50 or older have suffered or are currently suffering from hemorrhoids. Defined as swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or the lower part of the rectum, hemorrhoids can be external (under the skin around the anus) or internal (in the lining of the anus and lower rectum). They are usually caused by straining during bowel movements, obesity, pregnancy and other health conditions, causing symptoms like itching, irritation, swelling and bleeding. If you haven’t been able to find relief through lifestyle changes, you may want to consider hemorrhoid surgery, (also known as hemorrhoidectomy), a long-lasting solution performed by board-certified surgeon Dr. Challa. Using the advanced, state-of-the-art ultrasonic shears, Dr. Challa can achieve more precise, targeted removal while minimizing intraoperative and postoperative bleeding.