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A laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgical procedure, is an alternative to traditional “open” surgery in which a large incision must be made. Our surgeons use laparoscopic surgery to make incisions only millimeters in size.

These small incisions create a passageway for special surgical instruments and a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a fiber-optic instrument that is inserted in the abdominal wall. This device transmits images from within the body to a video monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the operative area on the screen.

Advantages to the minimally invasive approach include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities and work
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced rate of infection
  • Reduced recurrence rate
  • Minimal scarring

The General/GI Surgery Center uses the most advanced laparoscopic techniques to treat all types of gastrointestinal and other general surgery-related illnesses. There are many advantages to this approach, including quicker recovery and shorter hospital stays, as well as a significantly reduced risk of infection and recurrence.

We repair many surgeries laparoscopically, which is not true on a national level. Although we perform surgeries minimally invasively whenever possible, we are also very experienced in performing traditional (open) surgery. Most importantly, each treatment is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient.