Patient Care & Services

Patient Care & Services

The Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine is dedicated to delivering optimal patient care by providing patients with the latest technological breakthroughs in laparoendoscopic surgery.

In fact, since laparoendoscopic surgery is the surgical method of choice for patients and their families, our team of physicians is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the latest technological advances in this area to provide you with the safest and most effective surgical procedures available.

Currently, most major abdominal procedures are being performed using a minimally invasive approach. Operations include anti-reflux surgery, inguinal hernia repair, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, colorectal surgery, incisional hernia repair, oncologic (cancer) surgery, solitary organ removal (kidney, spleen, adrenal gland), and more.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Decreased amount of pain
  • Decreased pain medicine requirements
  • Decreased wound infection rate
  • Shorter time to tolerate diet
  • Shorter length of hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Lower risk of hernia
  • Smaller length of scars