Barrington Surgeons has extensive experience in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery requires abdominal distention with a gas in order to create a working space. Surgical procedures are then accomplished through small incisions with the use of special instruments and a high definition camera. The surgeon is able to operate by viewing an image on a television screen. This type of surgery can be performed in the abdomen or pelvis. Patient benefits are substantial. These procedures are associated with much less discomfort, a reduced or eliminated hospital stay and faster return to full function.
After the appropriate preoperative assessment, Barrington Surgeons can offer many laparoscopic surgical procedures. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is the most commonly performed laparoscopic procedure. This is the surgical standard of care for symptomatic gallbladder disease. Most patients go home the same day of surgery.
These laparoscopic approaches are also available to surgically treat appendicitis, inguinal hernias and incisional hernias. Other advanced laparoscopic procedures can be performed to treat colon cancer, diverticulitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias and morbid obesity. Diseases of the small bowel, spleen and pancreas can also be treated laparoscopically.