Minimially Invasive Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgery
Almost every surgery that was performed through a large abdominal incision can now be performed through small sub centimeter incisions. This approach is not just for a better cosmetic appearance. Smaller incisions often result in less postoperative pain which translates into shorter hospital stays and quicker return to daily activites.
Some surgeries can be performed through a single incision hidden within the belly button.
List of common procedures:
- inguinal hernia repair
- incisional hernia repair
- ventral/epigastric hernia repair
- paraesophageal hernia repair
- nissen fundoplication (reflux surgery)
- cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
- colon resection
- lysis of adhesions
- distal pancreatectomy