General Surgery at Capital Surgical Associates

Boise, Idaho

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Dr. Steven Williams and Dr. Daniel Gay have a passion for helping others. They are dedicated to supporting and providing solutions to the people of the Boise area.

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Dr. Steven Williams, General Surgery Specialist in Boise, Idaho
Dr. Daniel Gay, General Surgery Specialist in Boise, Idaho

General Surgery Specialties

General Surgery Clinic in Boise

Dr. Steven Williams

Dr. Williams focuses on minimally invasive approaches to abdominal surgery, including the gallbladder, stomach, intestines, hernia repair, acid reflux disease (Hiatal Hernia / GERD), varicose veins, cyst & tumor removal.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand.

Robotic Surgery

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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

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Many gallbladder problems are caused by gallbladder dysfunction, which may or may not include gallbladder stones. Gallstones form when substances in the bile crystallize and become solid. In some cases, gallstones do not cause any symptoms.

Gallbladder Surgery

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Gallbladder Disease

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A surgery that utilized to remove a portion of the small intestine is called Small Bowel Surgery/ Small Bowel Resection, or an Enterectomy. It is performed when part of the small intestine is blocked or diseased.

Bowel Surgery

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The abdominal wall is made up of layers of muscle, fat, and other tissues. Together, they strengthen the abdominal wall. Hernia surgery repairs a weakness in the muscle and connective tissue. This prevents the intestines or other tissue from bulging out again.

Hernia Repair

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Direct Inguinal Hernia

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Epigastric Hernia

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Femoral Hernia

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Incisional Hernia

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Indirect Inguinal Hernia

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Sports Hernia

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Umbilical Hernia

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An Inguinal Hernia Repair is a procedure that aims to repair a hernia in your groin. In this procedure, the bulging hernia tissue is pushed back in and your abdominal wall is strengthened with stitches and sometimes mesh.

Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Hiatal Hernia / GERD is the flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. The acid can travel back (reflux) as far as the throat. Do you often have heartburn or sour-tasting fluid in your throat? If so, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (Hiatal Hernia / GERD).

Hiatal Hernia / GERD Treatment

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Barrett's Esophagus

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Umbilical Hernia Repair aims to resolve an umbilical hernia, which is a bulge or pouch that forms in the abdomen.

Umbilical Hernia Repair

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In our practice, we often remove skin lesions (such as moles, or nevi), subcutaneous masses such as lipomas, or even chronic areas of repeated infection such as sebaceous cysts that tend to recur intermittently.


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Dr. Williams often removes skin lesions (such as moles or nevi), subcutaneous masses such as lipomas, or even chronic areas of repeated infection such as sebaceous cysts that tend to recur intermittently. Most of the small areas can be excised in the office, under local anesthetic, with decreased cost to the patient. Larger masses need to go to the operating room for excision, where we have better lighting, suction available, anesthetic options, and more tools at our disposal.

Skin Conditions

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The spleen rests under your rib cage and helps to fight off infection and filter material. The spleen can rupture or become enlarged at which point can become life-threatening.

Spleen Surgery

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Laparoscopic Splenectomy

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Spleen Treatment

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Dr. Daniel Gay

Dr. Daniel Gay is a board-certified general surgeon in Idaho's Treasure Valley. The main focus of Dr. Gay's practice is minimally invasive robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgery.

The da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery at Capital Surgical Associates

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Breast Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. It can result from multiple complications and has many treatment options available.

Breast Cancer

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Breast surgery generally is broken down into three categories: augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction.

Breast Surgery

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Thyroid, parathyroid, or thyroidectomy is an operation that involves removing a part of, or all of the thyroid gland. This operation is generally recommended because you have a nodule that has thyroid cancer, you have a nodule or goiter that is causing negative bodily symptoms, or you are releasing an excess of thyroid hormones.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

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Pain from the gallbladder occurs in the upper portion of the abdomen, is one of the worst types of stomach aches you could ever experience, and can require urgent removal.

Gallbladder Surgery/Cholecystectomy

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Hernias can develop in many different areas of the body. Dr. Daniel Gay has successfully performed hundreds of hernia repair surgeries, focusing on minimally invasive robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgery.

Hernia Repair

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Lipoma and Benign Lesion surgery is a simple procedure where a doctor uses a laser, cautery, or even liquid nitrogen to remove irregular tissue or fatty growth.

Lipoma And Benign Lesions

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This procedure involves removing a cancerous or non-cancerous lesion by completely cutting it out of your body.

Excision Of Benign And Malignant Lesions

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Minimally Invasive General Surgery in Boise, ID


What is a General Surgeon?

A General Surgeon is an expert medical professional educated and trained in the diagnosis and perioperative, operative, and postoperative patient care management. General surgery requires comprehension of physiology, emergency, intensive care, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, shock, resuscitation, and wound healing.

General Surgeons provide care for the whole patient. The specialty of General Surgery includes performing many types of surgical procedures to diagnose, manage, and treat a broad range of health problems and diseases. General Surgeons are also responsible for patient care before, during, and after surgical procedures.

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General Surgeon Profile: Education and Training

General Surgery requires communication and collaboration, teaching and research, health care management, and continued professional development. After completing medical school, General Surgeons must have completed five years of residency training.

Many General Surgeons complete at least nine years of medical training after college.

What Does a General Surgeon Do During Their Medical Residency?

General Surgeons are trained to manage a broad spectrum of diseases and injuries to almost any area of the body. During residency as a general surgeon, residents rotate through pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic, and transplant surgery. General Surgery residents perform a specific number of surgeries in training. Bowel, breast, and usually trauma and emergency surgeries are done throughout the residency.

What Can a General Surgeon Treat?

According to the American Board of Surgery, general surgeons are trained to operate on the:

  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Alimentary Tract (esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, rectum, and related organs)
  • Endocrine System (Pancreas, Adrenal glands, thyroid, parathyroid, etc.)
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue

Also, General Surgeons have knowledge and experience in:

  • Surgical Oncology (Surgical and medical care of cancer)
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma

A General Surgeon Specializes in These Surgical Procedures:

Specializing in a broad range of surgeries, Dr. Williams and Dr. Gay focus on minimally invasive approaches and advanced laparoscopy.

These are the most common general surgeries performed at Capital Surgical Associates:

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Choosing a General Surgeon

Instances when a patient may consult a General Surgeon:

  • Your doctor may refer you to a General Surgeon when a treatment plan requires more invasive intervention.
  • When emergency care is required - Appendicitis, complications of gallbladder disease, or trauma may involve emergent referral to a General Surgeon.
  • Any condition mentioned on this page can be seen and treated by a General Surgeon.