Procedures for Advanced Laparoscopy

Gastric Resection

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Appendectomy

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Nissen Fundoplication

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Heller Myotomy

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Hiatal Hernia

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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

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Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder through a tiny incision. Instead of opening the abdomen, the surgeon makes four tiny incisions and instills a harmless gas to separate the abdominal lining from the organs. He then inserts a tiny hollow probe through the belly button that has a small light and camera on the end. He is then able to safely remove the gallbladder and its contents pulling it out one of the tiny incisions. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and you are often allowed to go home that day. The recovery time typically takes about two weeks.



Colon / Rectal Resection

Colon resection is the removal of a damaged or diseased piece of intestine and reattachment of the remaining healthy intestine. It is done through a single 5-7 inch incision that opens the abdomen. It is performed under general anesthesia and a hospital stay is required



Hernia Repair (all types)

Hernias are areas where the abdominal wall is weakened or defective, and structures inside the abdominal cavity can poke through. To correct this, the surgeon makes three to four tiny incisions and instills a harmless gas to separate the abdominal lining from the organs. He then inserts a tiny hollow probe through the belly button that has a small light and camera on the end. Once the surgeon finds the protruding abdominal structure, often the large intestine, he places a mesh covering over it to keep it from poking out and getting strangulated. This is performed under general anesthesia and is often done as an outpatient procedure. Recovery time is two to four weeks.



Ovarian

Ovarian diagnostic laparoscopy is the removal of a benign growth or cancerous mass through a tiny incision. The surgeon makes three to four tiny incisions and instills a harmless gas to separate the abdominal lining from the organs. He then inserts a tiny hollow probe through the belly button that has a small light and camera on the end. It is performed after a mass in seen on ultrasound. Women with an ovarian growth often experience bloating and a sharp or crampy, low abdominal pain. It is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia. Expect a recovery time of two to four weeks.



 
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The Ozark Surgical Group is located at 901 Burnett Drive, behind The Baxter Regional Medical Center.