Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
 
About Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Who is a Candidate?
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urologic surgery

Vascular Surgery
 
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Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gastrointestinal minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux – Used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view internal organs and reinforce the valve between the esophagus and the stomach.
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair – Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view internal organs, remove existing scar tissue and place a surgical mesh under the hernia defect and attach it to the strong tissues of the abdominal wall.
  • Laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia – Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view the esophagus and repair the muscle of the lower esophagus.
  • Laparoscopic gallstone removal – Using the navel and small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view the gallbladder, detach it, deflate it and remove it through the navel.
  • Laparoscopic spleen removal – Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view the spleen, detach it, place it in a surgical bag and remove it through an incision.
  • Laparoscopic removal of stomach tumors – Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to view and remove a tumor.
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy – Using small abdominal incisions for access, surgeons use a laparoscope to remove an adrenal gland.

Gastrointestinal Surgery:

Allen H. Bar, MD
Matt L. Kirkland, MD
Alan L. Schuricht, MD
David Wernsing, MD

 


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