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General Surgery

Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery

General Surgery, Primary Care, & Urgent Care located in Kingman, AZ

When you need surgery, you want the best care available from a group of doctors and nurses who are caring and gentle. At Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery in Kingman, Arizona, M. Azam Khan, MD, and the team offer cutting-edge technology, extensive surgical services, and effective pain management so you can feel confident in your care. To book a surgical consultation with the team, use the online scheduling tool, or call today.

General Surgery Q & A

What types of surgeries are available?

At Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery, the team offers an extensive range of surgical procedures, including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopies
  • Hernia repair
  • Lumpectomies
  • GI surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Breast surgery
  • Hemorrhoid treatment
  • Chemotherapy ports

The team accepts referrals from primary care physicians and specialists in the area and offers convenient scheduling so you can have your procedure done right away. To schedule surgery, you first need a consultation with the team to review your condition and medical history.

They may perform additional tests, like bloodwork, or take X-rays, to have the most up-to-date information before your surgery. These services are available in the office and can often be completed the same day as your consultation if needed.

How is pain managed during surgery?

The general surgery team includes an anesthesiologist and nursing staff, all of whom are well-versed in the most effective pain management procedures. They offer both local and general anesthesia, depending on whether you need to be awake for the surgery or not.

The anesthesiologist also uses epidurals for pain management for some types of surgery that require ongoing pain medication throughout the procedure.

After your surgery, the team prescribes appropriate oral and topical medications to reduce your discomfort as you recover. Many of these medications are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or steroid medications. The team avoids opioid medications as much as possible due to their addictive qualities.

Can I go home after my surgery?

Yes, the team performs ambulatory surgeries, meaning that you can walk afterward if needed. This allows you to go home the same day. You need someone who can drop you off and pick you up after your surgery since driving yourself isn't safe.

The team provides thorough directions about drop-off and pick-up times so that you have enough time before and after your procedure to prepare and recover with the team's support.

Why should I go to a surgical center instead of a hospital?

The Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery offers exceptional personalized patient care compared to most hospitals, so you get dedicated nurses caring for you before and after your procedure, and your surgeon is available for all questions or concerns you may have.

The cost of care is also less at the surgical center than in a hospital, which can help you focus on your health rather than the bill.

To schedule a surgical consultation, call or book online now.