Specialty Procedures

Dr. Thomas Bass at the Surgical Consultants of Southwest Florida is an expert  in general surgery of the abdomen with a special emphasis on minimally invasive surgery using advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery.

Dr Bass is experienced in surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors within the organs of the digestive and endocrine systems as well as providing long-term vascular access for hemodialysis.

Benign and Malignant Masses

Tumors are masses of abnormal tissue growing somewhere in the body.  The majority of tumors are non cancerous and surgical removal provides an effective treatment in most cases.  Cancerous tumors usually require a combination of chemical, surgical and possibly radiation treatments. Dr. Bass at the Surgical Consultants of Southwest Florida works with your oncologist and other health care providers to provide you with the best options for treatment.

Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion

Dr. Bass at Surgical Consultants of southwest Florida is an expert in placing peritoneal dialysis catheters for kidney failure.  In some cases, the catheter can be inserted using local anesthetic and a minimum of time away from normal activity. More about surgical perotoneal dialysis catheter placement »