Minimally Invasive Surgery

The term "minimally invasive surgery" covers a wide range of techniques designed to minimize scarring, pain, and recovery time. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery and minimal access vascular surgery are commonplace in our practice. Minimally invasive surgical approaches are potentially applicable to a variety of disease processes, such as:

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Colon and rectal surgery for benign and malignant processes

  • Stomach surgery, including surgery for reflux/GERD

  • Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity

  • Surgery for treatment of breast cancer (sentinel lymph node biopsy and breast conservation therapy)

  • Treatment of liver malignancies with radiofrequency ablation

  • Treatment of aneurysms of the abdominal aorta

  • Treatment of peripheral vascular disease

  • Treatment of varicose and spider veins

  • Treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders

  • Treatment of appendicitis & diverticulitis