Traditional, “open” surgery historically required creating an opening in the body large enough for the surgeon to perform an operation using surgical instruments and his or her gloved hands. This began to change in the 1980s and 1990s with the refinement of endoscopic and laparoscopic technologies and the emergence of new surgical techniques. Using miniaturized surgical instruments, fiber optic technology, and video monitoring equipment, surgeons could “enter” the body through small, “keyhole” incisions and perform procedures with far less disturbance of surrounding structures.
The impact was dramatic. Many operations that once required large incisions, lengthy hospital stays, and long recovery periods were largely replaced by “minimally invasive” surgeries performed with the laparoscope. This happened because surgeons were able to achieve the same successful outcomes for patients who had laparoscopic surgery as compared to those treated with traditional techniques. One by one, surgical procedures used for gallbladder removal, appendix removal, hernia repair, colon resection, reversal of colostomy, and many other conditions began to change.
Physicians at Advanced Surgical Associates have been at the forefront of laparoscopic surgery. They have adopted and perfected laparoscopic techniques for a broad array of operations. Our surgeons are well skilled and trained In the latest laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. They have completed more laparoscopic surgery procedures than any other surgeons in the area. We are proud to be the teaching center for other surgeons learning laparoscopic hernia repair in the Western United States.
In addition to Laparoscopic hernia repair and gallbladder surgery, we also perform laparoscopic surgery for:
- Colon Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Benign Colorectal Polyps
- Rectal Prolapse
- Reversal of colostomy
- Lysis of Adhesion
- Gastric ulcers