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Minimally Invasive Surgery Group: Laparoscopy

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Group represents a collection of surgeons across the East Bay with specialized training in minimally invasive surgical technique. This surgical approach is unique in that it allows for major surgeries to be performed through small surgical incisions. The advantages to this approach are numerous.

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgeries (laparoscopy)?

Because the incisions are smaller with minimally invasive techniques, patients have less blood loss, less scarring, and less post-operative pain. Often, minimally invasive surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. Many can be done under local anesthesia. Patients can usually resume their normal activities sooner then with traditional surgery. Patients should discuss the pros and cons of choosing minimally invasive surgery with their physicians, because although these advantages are generally true, each case may vary.

What procedures do the Minimally Invasive Surgery Group offer?

Single Incision Surgery

General Surgery
Abdominal Exploration
Adrenal Gland Removal
Bowel Obstruction Surgery
Colon Resection
Gallbladder Removal
Gastric Resection
Hernia Repair: ventral, inguinal
Intestinal Surgery
Pancreatic Cyst Drainage
Pancreatic Tumor Removal
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Single Incision Surgery
Spleen Removal
Surgical Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Lap Nissen)

Ob Gyn
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Minimally Invasive Removal of Fibroids
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Prolapse
Minimally Invasive Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
Hysteroscopy and Endometrial Ablation
Laparoscopic Removal of Ovarian Cysts
Minimally Invasive Female Sterilization
Laparoscopic Treatment for Gynecologic Cancers

Bladder Cancer Surgery
BPH Surgery – Greenlight Laser, TURP and Open Prostatectomy
Kidney Stone Surgery – Ureteroscopic and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Procedures
Northern California Regional Shock Wave Lithotripsy Center
Pediatric Urology Surgery Regional Center
Prostate Cancer Surgery – Perineal and Retropubic Prostatectomy
Urodynamic Testing
Spina Bifida/Neuro-urology Care

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