Laparoscopic Surgery Advanced & General

The Doctors at Dalton Surgical Group will discuss with you regarding your individualized options for surgery. Many of these options will include an option for laparoscopic surgery.

Understanding laparoscopy

During a laparoscopic procedure, several small incisions are made in the abdomen. Carbon dioxide gas is passed into the abdominal cavity in order to move the abdominal wall away from the organs and therefore create a larger area in which to work. Through one of the incisions, the surgeon then inserts a laparoscope. This is a tiny camera that projects the images it records onto a large monitor, allowing the surgeon to see inside of the body without having to make a long incision. The advantages of laparoscopy are numerous and include the following:

  • Less pain and discomfort after surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller, more discrete scars
  • Reduced risk of some complications

Advanced Laparoscopy

Advanced laparoscopy involves suturing, stapling, bowel resection, solid organ surgery, surgery for reflux, cancer, colon resection, and weight loss surgery. An example of advanced laparoscopy are the procedures used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions that typically afflict patients who suffer from GERD. Contact our practice today to learn more about treating GERD and its symptoms, including heartburn, sour-tasting regurgitation, belching, upper-abdominal pain, and chronic coughing, through laparoscopic surgery. Other examples include weight loss surgery, surgery to remove solid organs (like the spleen), removal of part of the colon, stomach or intestines, and repair of incisional hernias.