Advanced Specialty Care is a team of health care providers devoted to delivering compassionate, sophisticated, minimally invasive medical and surgical care. Our philosophy is centered on the idea that modern surgeons can best provide care in areas of special interest within general surgery. Each surgeon at ASC therefore “specializes” within general surgery to provide patients with the most up to date treatment for problems such as heartburn, obesity, colon and rectal disorders, varicose veins, and breast cancer. The aim of ASC has been to fill the gaps in specialty care in Central Oregon, and to create an environment where patients meet a team of physicians who work together to help their patients.
First and foremost, Advanced Specialty Care is a practice that provides general surgery services to the Central Oregon Community. ASC was the first practice in Central Oregon to feature a surgeon with fellowship training within general surgery (Dr. Archer, minimally invasive surgery). While our surgeons have all developed areas of special expertise, our primary mission is to provide total surgical care. This includes (but is not limited to) trauma, hernia repair, appendectomy and gallbladder surgery, along with treatment for various general diseases and conditions that may not fall under a specific specialty.
Aria ~ Vein Care & Smartlipo Liposuction
What is Aria? Aria was created to house Central Oregon’s most experienced Vein Treatment Program, in addition to the newest, most advanced liposuction treatment available in Cynosure’s Smartlipo Laser Liposuction. Whether you have a vein problem that requires serious medical attention or just want some help shedding that last 5 pounds that you have been unable to lose, our board certified surgeons will take care of you.
Bariatrics deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Today more than one-third of the adult population is considered overweight or obese. And for those individuals considered morbidly obese, weight-loss surgery is the only effective solution.
The screening procedures for breast cancer have changed greatly over the years. While early detection is still key, new procedures such as Sentinel Node Biopsy can in some cases help doctors to more accurately diagnose a problem. In addition, treatment options are more varied, mastectomy no longer being the only option.
Colon & Rectal Care
Colon cancer is a preventable menace that claims thousands of lives annually. But with early detection, modern treatments have high success rates.
Dr. Koning, ASC’s founder, removed the first colon polyp in Central Oregon over 20 years ago. Since then ASC has provided endoscopy services continuously. ASC provides upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy services in the ASC GI Diagnostic Center, and we use propofol sedation, a type of anesthetic that no one else in Central Oregon uses. Our in-office endoscopy suite enables patients to meet their provider in a safe, quiet atmosphere for colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.
Virtually everyone knows the burning of acid indigestion, bitter acid coming up from the stomach causing a burning pain under the breastbone. Usually just eating something or taking some Tums® or Maalox® is sufficient for relief. Ulcers of the stomach are notoriously associated with heartburn. A more common condition, however, is call hiatus hernia.