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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