Abdominal and Pelvic Minimally Invasive Surgery

Abdominal and Pelvic Minimally Invasive Surgery

At LifeBridge Health, general surgery to the abdomen and pelvis is completed through a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can be used to treat hernias, for colon resection, to remove abdominal organs and tumors, and for exploratory surgery to diagnose a condition or determine the cause of unexplained abdominal pain.

LifeBridge Health surgeons continue to pursue the latest innovations in MIS, including mini-port and single-port surgery. For many procedures, we are able to use incisions that are even smaller than those associated with traditional laparoscopic MIS. In some cases, surgery can be performed through a single incision in a patient's navel, which means no visible scars afterward.

Our surgeons have performed scores of surgeries using these leading-edge techniques, including appendectomies, gall bladder removal, colon resection and hernia repair. With smaller and fewer incisions, patients have a shorter recovery time and less pain, blood loss and risk of infection.

Hernia Repair

  • Flank hernias

  • Inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias

  • Ventral/incisional hernias

Gastrointestinal Procedures

  • Appendectomy/cecectomy

  • Colon resection

  • Ileostomy/colostomy and closure of ileostomy/colostomy

  • Small bowel resection

  • Stomach procedures

Laparoscopic Exploration

  • Biopsy diagnosis

  • Staging of disease

  • Tumor diagnosis

Emergency Procedures

  • Abscess

  • Appendicitis/perforated appendicitis

  • Bleeding from stomach, intestine or rectum

  • Bowel obstruction

  • Incarcerated hernia

  • Perforated viscus/perforated ulcer

  • Peritonitis

Solid Organ Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy

  • Nephrectomy

  • Splenectomy

Cutting-Edge Procedures

  • Mini-port procedures

  • Single-port procedures

  • Combined procedures

  • Removal of large polyp-tumors from the colon or stomach

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