At NWH, our team of world-class surgeons, registered nurses, and medical technicians use leading-edge laparoscopic surgery techniques to treat a variety of diseases and conditions.
Call us at (914) 506-5612 or request a consultation online with one of our minimally invasive and robotic surgery specialists.
How Laparoscopic Surgery Works
Laparoscopic surgery is also known as minimally invasive, or keyhole surgery. Your laparoscopic surgeon completes the surgery using small, specialized surgical tools and cameras. As with traditional, open surgery, you will be given a general anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your operation.
Depending on the type of procedure, one or more tiny incisions is made around your surgical site. Your surgeon will pass a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the tip (known as a laparoscope) into your body. This provides your surgical team with a clear, full-color view of the treatment area.
You surgeon will then insert tiny, specialized instruments through other small incisions to remove tumors, repair arteries, take biopsies, and execute precise surgical movements. Once the surgery is completed, your few small incisions are closed using either a dressing or a few surgical stitches.
In some cases, laparoscopic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for a hospital stay.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery vs. Open Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including:
- Less post-operative pain, which reduces the need for pain medication
- Reduced risk of infections
- Minimally scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Lower risk of post-surgical bleeding and complications
- Quicker recovery times
Our surgeons can make exceptionally precise, detailed movements using robot-assisted surgical equipment like the Da Vinci Surgical System. This allows us to treat cancers, chronic pain, and other serious medical conditions using safe, effective surgical techniques designed to help you feel better, faster.
Conditions We Treat
Our team of minimally invasive and robotic surgery specialists treat a range of conditions and diseases, including:
- Benign tumors
- Malignant tumors (including adrenal tumors)
- Gallbladder disease
- Appendectomy (removal of an inflamed or diseased appendix)
- Weight loss surgery
As this ground-breaking technology evolves, we're finding new, exciting ways to help our patients with innovative surgical techniques and our robot-assisted surgical systems.
We're improving patient outcomes, reducing surgical risks, and, with many procedures, shortening recovery times by eliminating the need for large surgical incisions. In some cases, we're able to perform life-changing laparoscopic procedures for conditions that are otherwise deemed untreatable.
To book a consultation with one of our laparoscopic surgery specialists here at NWH, complete our online contact form or call us at 914-506-5612.