Procedures

We Perform all Aspects of Advanced Surgical Care Including:

  • Advanced Laparoscopy for the treatment of Abdominal Surgical Disorders such as: gallbladder, weight loss, hernia, colon, spleenic and adrenal surgery
  • Benign and Malignant Colon Surgery
  • Benign and Malignant Breast Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Endocrine surgery involving the Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Glands
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopies (EGD and Colonoscopy) for diagnostic and screening purposes
  • Vascular Surgery including arterial and venous disorders
  • Reflux Disease—surgical and endoscopic therapies EsophyX™
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Medical Weight Loss Management
  • Minor office surgery for the removal or skin lesions and moles

What is Advanced Laparscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery also referred to as minimally invasive surgery describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During a laparoscopic surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports/trocars are placed through these incisions and into the abdominal cavity. The abdomen is then inflated with CO2 gas to create a space in the abdomen in which to work.  The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor.The surgeon is not able to see directly into the patient without the traditional large incision. The video camera becomes a surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopic surgery, since the surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient’s body to perform the procedure.

Benefits of minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures include less post operative discomfort since the incisions are much smaller, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays, earlier return to full activities and much smaller scars. Furthermore, there may be less internal scarring when the procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to standard open surgery.

At Midtown Surgical Specialists we are dedicated to the advancement of cutting edge surgical techniques and perform almost every gerneral surgical procedures with the use of the TV scope.  In particular we specialize in:

  • Laparoscopic Weight Loss surgery
  • Laparosocpic Gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery