Most hernias require surgical repair if the patient is in pain or suffering from other symptoms. Our doctors are experienced in a number of different surgical techniques and can help determine if a laparoscopic procedure would be appropriate for your condition. Laparoscopic hernia repair is performed using the same minimally invasive techniques as other laparoscopic procedures, and a mesh patch is affixed to the weakened area to repair instability. Laparoscopic hernia repair typically does not require an overnight hospital stay, and the tiny scars that result will barely be visible after just a few months.
Our surgeons are able to address a comprehensive range of intestinal disorders using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Anyone with a condition that requires the removal of part of the intestine may be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery. Patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery can expect to have a reduced recovery time, less scarring, minimized pain, and a shorter hospital stay. Our doctors also use advanced technology like diagnostic imaging to ensure the success of your treatment. Regardless of your unique condition, our doctors are experienced in different surgical methods and can determine the best course of treatment.
Weight Loss Surgery
Being overweight is associated with an increased risk for developing many serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, as well as increased mortality. The most effective way to reduce these risks is to lose weight. For patients who are unable to achieve a healthier weight through diet and exercise, it may be time to consider surgical intervention. Our patients have complete access to their bariatric surgeon to ensure that they are comfortable throughout the entire treatxxxment process. Our surgical methods reflect our commitment to patient safety and well-being, and our techniques are designed to minimize postoperative complications.
Stomach resection, or gastrectomy, is the removal of all or part of the stomach. This surgical procedure is performed to treat multiple ulcerative diseases of the stomach, and is currently the only way to cure stomach cancer. Our experienced surgeons have developed their minimally invasive techniques through years of treating diverse patient cases, different in severity and other factors. We will make a recommendation for the appropriate method of treatment, which often includes laparoscopic surgery. Similar to other laparoscopic procedures, this type of gastrectomy results in reduced scarring and recovery time compared to traditional surgical methods.
Small Intestine Resection
Resection of the small intestine is performed to treat inflammatory conditions, a blockage caused by scar tissue or congenital defect, polyps, ulcers, and tumors. Resection refers to the removal of all or part of the small intestine. Using the same minimally invasive method of incisions as other laparoscopic surgeries, our surgeon will create a series of tiny openings near your belly button. With the aid of a small video camera, the doctor will remove the diseased portion of the intestine through these incisions. Compared to traditional surgery, patients can generally expect a better outcome and lowered risk of complications.
Achalasia is a condition of the digestive tract characterized by the inability of the esophagus to effectively move food towards the stomach. The muscular ring that joins the esophagus to the stomach fails to relax in patients who suffer from this disorder, making swallowing extremely painful and difficult. Laparoscopic achalasia surgery is the definitive treatment for this disorder. Using minimally invasive techniques, our surgeons will divide the defective muscle and then move the stomach slightly to prevent recurrence after the procedure.
Gallstones are buildups of fatty deposits,
Anti-reflux surgery is performed to treat acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease
Solid Organ Surgery
Our doctors are also very experienced performing laparoscopic surgeries to treat other conditions affecting the solid organs of the abdomen. We offer minimally invasive procedures for the removal or resection of the spleen or pancreas, as well as lymph node dissection to test for tumor metastasis. If surgery has been recommended to treat your condition, consult with one of our doctors to determine if laparoscopic surgery is right for you. If you qualify for a minimally invasive procedure, you can expect to benefit from reduced pain, bleeding, scarring, and postoperative recovery time.
Liver surgery can be used to treat various medical issues affecting both the liver and gallbladder, including gallstones and an inflamed gallbladder, as well as benign and cancerous tumors. Depending on the problem, a laparoscopic approach may be recommended. When using this method, our highly-trained laparoscopic surgeons can view the liver and remove tissue using a fiber optic camera and a thin, lighted tube inserted into a small incision in the abdomen. This less invasive procedure results in a lower risk of infection, less postoperative pain, and a shorter recovery period.
Axillary Lymph Node Surgery
A number of important lymph nodes are located in the armpit, also known as the axillary area. Responsible for draining and filtering out lymph from the chest, these nodes come in contact with a huge variety of materials - including cancer cells. If a patient is suffering from breast cancer, then the axillary lymph nodes are one of the first places that the tumor may spread to. Consequently, their surgical removal is often recommended as part of treatment for breast cancer.
Gastrectomy for Medical Purposes
While gastrectomies are most often recommended for weight loss, there are many situations in which they serve a more specific medical reason. It is often recommended to patients who suffer from various stomach problems that do not respond other treatments, such as severe ulcers, polyps, bleeding, and inflammation. A gastrectomy may also be necessary to remove tumors during stomach cancer treatment.