Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery have revolutionized the field of abdominal and gastrointestinal surgery. Our surgeons with their specialized training in minimally invasive surgery use these techniques to to comprehensively treat our patients. Our surgeons are experts in treating a variety of GI problems including surgical problems of the: gallbladder, appendix, abdominal wall (hernias), stomach, small intestine, colon (large intestine), rectum, adrenal and esophagus (GERD-heartburn-Barrett’s).
Anatomy and Gallbladder Surgery The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ in the abdomen that produces, stores and releases bile as needed. Bile is a fluid produced by the liver that helps digest fats in the small intestine. If the bile in your gallbladder becomes chemically imbalanced, it can form into hardened particles that grow [...]
Anatomy and hernia surgery (A) Epigastric Hernia (B) Umbilical Hernia (C) Ventral/Incisional Hernia (D) Direct Inguinal Hernia (E) Indirect Inguinal Hernia (F) Femoral Hernia A hernia occurs any time that an internal body part pushes into an area outside of its own cavity into another cavity. Although hernias can technically develop anywhere, they most often [...]
The adrenal glands are small glands located above each kidney. They are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones. The hormones are important in controlling our blood pressure, water balance, chemical balance, glucose and our “fight or flight” reaction. The hormones produced include cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine, and norepinephrine and various other catecholamines. The adrenal [...]