The Division

About the Division

Our highly skilled physicians at the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery are dedicated to staying at the forefront of the latest technological breakthroughs in laparoendoscopic surgery.

With minimally invasive procedures, patients endure less pain and discomfort and recover faster than with traditional open surgery. Average hospital stays of 6-8 weeks for major abdominal surgery is often reduced to less than two weeks with laparoscopic surgery. Other benefits include reduced postoperative discomfort and significantly less scarring since smaller (< 1/2 inch) and more precise incisions are used with laparoscopic surgery than with traditional surgical methods.

Currently, most major abdominal procedures are being performed using a minimally invasive approach. Routines minimally invasive procedures performed by our faculty include:

  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery
  • Solitary Organ Removal (Kidney, Spleen, Adrenal Gland)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Morbid Obesity
  • Surgical Endoscopy

Without a doubt, minimally invasive technology will increasingly influence and dominate the evolution of surgery well into the next century. The enthusiasm for such minimally invasive techniques has already spread to other surgical specialties. Other Endoscopic procedures currently being performed include Renal Transplantation, Anterior Discectomy (spine) Surgery, Thoracic (chest) Surgery, Aortic and Vascular Surgery and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.