Laparoscopic hernia / surgical repair
Traditional surgeries to repair hernias have been open surgeries, which are effective, but often painful and with a lengthy recovery period. With laparoscopic hernia repair, the operation is shorter and the incisions much smaller, resulting in less pain and a shorter recovery period.
Esophageal surgery can be required to treat esophageal cancer or disorder like achalasia (where the valve at the bottom of the esophagus is permanently closed). Surgical and laparoscopic options are available for esophageal disorders.
Many situations can require the removal of a gallbladder, from gallstones to live problems to pancreatitis. The most common way to remove the gallbladder is via a laparoscope and most people recover quickly.
GERD, also known as acid reflux or heartburn, is often treated by non-surgical methods, but sometimes it can be so severe that it requires surgery where the connection between the stomach and diaphragm is repaired or the esophageal sphincter is strengthened.