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What Is Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery?

What is minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, and could you need it?

The answer may surprise you.

Minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery is a surgical method where a surgeon can perform surgery with only a small incision and a video camera.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery

The benefits associated with this particular type of surgery include less pain and blood loss for the patient.

Additionally, the nature of this surgical method allows for a smaller surgery scar and low infection risk than traditional surgery.

Common Laparoscopic Procedures

Below are some of the most commonly performed laparoscopic procedures of gastrointestinal surgery:

  • Adrenalectomy

  • Appendectomy

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Colon Surgery

  • Recall Surgery

  • Foregut Surgery

  • Hiatal Hernia Repair

  • Nissen

  • Nephrectomy

  • Pancreatic Surgery

  • Retroperitoneum Surgery

  • Splenectomy

Why Opt for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Most surgeons will opt for a minimally invasive surgical approach whenever they can as a safe and effective option for their patients.

However, there are certain procedures which generally do require traditional open surgery.

These surgeries include abdominal surgery, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, Nissen fundoplication, Roux-en-Y, the Whipple procedure, and more.

Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right for Me?

The only way to really know which surgical approach is best for your individual needs is to meet with a board-certified and expertly trained surgeon such as those at Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists.

Our team of surgeons can meet with you to determine the most effective surgical option for your individual needs and health concerns.

About Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists

At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists, our six surgeons are all university trained and board-certified in surgery.

We are a dedicated team of surgeons offering a full range of general, breast, vascular, thoracic, and bariatric surgical care.

To learn if minimally invasive surgery is right for you, call us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team at 540-347-2805.

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