Laparoscopic Hernia / Surgical Repair
Traditionally, surgeries to repair hernias have been open surgeries. These are often effective, but painful, and come with a lengthy recovery period. With laparoscopic hernia repair, the operation is shorter and the incision is much smaller, resulting in less pain and a shorter recovery period.
Esophageal surgery can be required to treat esophageal cancer or disorder such as achalasia (where the valve at the bottom of the esophagus is permanently closed). Surgical and laparoscopic options are available for esophageal disorders.
Many conditions may require the removal of the gallbladder, such as gallstones, liver problems, and pancreatitis. The most common way to remove the gallbladder is via laparoscope, and most people recover quickly.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Prevention
GERD, also known as acid reflux or heartburn, is often treated by non-surgical methods, but sometimes can be so severe that it requires surgery. Surgery for this condition repairs the connection between the stomach and diaphragm or strengthens the esophageal sphincter.