Dr. Galliano is Board Certified
in General Surgery


General surgery

Despite its name, it is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists).

General surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, and hernias.


Trauma Surgery

In the United States and Canada, the overall responsibility for trauma care falls under the auspices of general surgery. Some general surgeons obtain advanced training and specialty certification in this field alone. board certified surgeon

General surgeons must be able to deal initially with almost any surgical emergency. Often they are the first part of call to critically ill or gravely injured patients, and must perform a variety of procedures to stabilise such patients, such as intubation, burr hole, cricothyroidotomy, and emergency laparotomy or thoracotomy to staunch bleeding.

All General Surgeons are trained in emergency surgery. Bleeding, infections, bowel obstructions and organ perforations are the main problems they deal with. Cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, is one of the most common surgical procedures done worldwide.

This is most often done electively, but the gallbladder can become acutely inflamed and require an emergency operation. Ruptures of the appendix and small bowel obstructions are other common emergencies.


Laparoscopic Surgery

Is a relatively new specialty dealing with minimal access techniques using cameras and small instruments inserted through 0.5 to 1 cm incisions. Robotic surgery is now evolving from this concept (see below).

Gallbladders, appendices, and colons can all be removed with this technique. Hernias are now repaired mostly laparoscopically. Most bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically. General surgeons that are trained today are expected to be proficient in laparscopic procedures.


Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery ( Da Vinci ) and other minimally invasive surgical procedures can result in less pain, less discomfort, and minimal scarring.

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.


Colorectal Surgery

General Surgeons treat a wide variety of minor colon and rectal diseases ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)to diverticulitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhoids, etc.


Breast Surgery

General surgeons perform a majority of all non-cosmetic breast surgery from lumpectomy to mastectomy, especially pertaining to the evaluation and diagnosis, of breast cancer


Vascular Surgery

General Surgeons can perform vascular surgery if they receive special training and get certified in vascular surgery. Otherwise, these procedures are performed by vascular surgery specialists. However, general surgeons are capable of treating minor disorders.


Endocrine Surgery

General Surgeons are trained to remove all or part of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck and the adrenal glands just above each kidney in the abdomen.

In many communities, they are the only surgeon trained to do this. In communities that have a number of subspecialists other subspecialty surgeons may assume responsibility for these procedures.


Dermatological Surgery

General Surgeons perform a wide variety of skin-related surgeries ranging from removing suspicious moles to treating major burns. General Surgeons also remove tumors that often grow just below the skin such as fatty tumors or tumors that arise in muscles or other soft tissues.

General Surgeons also treat more complex skin or subcutaneous infections including necrotizing fasciitis and will often employ skin grafts to cover defects in the skin resulting from burns, trauma, or infections.


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General Surgery

Board Certified by
the American Board of Surgery


Colon and Rectal Surgery

Board Certified by the The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS)


Surgical Critical Care

Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery


Dr. Galliano is the most experienced Board Certified Colorectal Surgeon with Da Vinci Robotic Surgery in Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, and De Soto Counties! He has performed over 100 DaVinci Robotic procedures!


Minimally Invasive Procedures

Experience less pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery, and better results.


Robotic Surgery
via Da Vinci


Laparoscopic Surgery


FENIX for Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL)


TEM Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery


NOSCAR/ NOTES Painless Natural Orifice Trans-endoscopic Surgery


Solesta is a sterile gel injected into the anus to treat the symptoms of fecal incontinence.


Esophyx long-term incisionless solution for chronic acid reflux GERD


The LINX System stops acid reflux (GERD) at the source.


The Stretta procedure results in significant GERD symptom control and patient satisfaction.


STARR Staple Transanal Rectal Resection


ENTERRA -- Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gatroparesis


Barrx - Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett's Esophagus with Dysplasia


TIF Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure corrects the root cause of GERD


ABS - Artificial Bowel Sphincter


SECCA - for incontinence


Sacral Nerve Stimulation


Anorectoplasty for anal incontinence


Pelvic rehabilitation for incontinence and constipation, anal / pelvic pain


Anal Fistula Plug