Our board-certified surgeons provide you and your family with evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions.
minimally invasive surgery
A minimally invasive approach to surgery, laparoscopic procedures afford patients the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer heart, lung and wound complications and shortened hospital stay.
Our surgeons have extensive experience using laparoscopic techniques for a variety of conditions and have also incorporated robotic technology to further improve patient outcomes. They are at the forefront of minimally invasive patient care, research and education. Techniques in robotic and laparoscopic surgery have become the gold standard of general surgery practice, and can be employed in everything from gallbladder removal to bariatric surgery.
Our surgeons are dedicated to offering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary treatment of primary and metastatic tumors. We work hard to provide our patients with comprehensive care for cancers of the liver, pancreas, abdominal cavity, adrenal gland, soft tissue and breast.
Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following critera:
- You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
- You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
- You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
- You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting.
Choosing the best procedure for your needs is something that our surgeons excel in.
Among the most commonly performed weight loss procedures, the sleeve gastrectomy involves laparoscopically removing 60-80 percent of the stomach. What remains is a pouch approximately the shape of a banana. Digestion continues almost normally and unlike other procedures, this reduces the risk of long-term vitamin deficiencies while limiting the amount of food your stomach can hold.
orbera™ gastric balloon
The newest and most cutting-edge weight loss solution consists of a two-part program designed to help you develop sustainable, long-term healthy habits. First, a soft gastric balloon is placed in your stomach to encourage portion control. At the same time, you will begin a customized coaching program for the six months the balloon is in place, plus another six months after. To learn more, visit Orbera™.
One of the most popular weight loss procedures, prior to the advent of the Sleeve Gastrectomy, the Lap Band involves placing a small, silicone band around the top portion of the stomach. The inflatable band is attached to a port which is placed underneath the skin of the abdomen, allowing for adjustment. Weight loss is more gradual that with other procedures and the band does require constant maintenance for best results. However, this is the least invasive of all weight loss surgeries and is ideal for those who don't want a permanent solution.
The Gastric Bypass procedure is often considered the most tried and true of all weight loss solutions. It has been performed for over 40 years and has demonstrated its ability to reverse diabetes with rapid weight loss results. The stomach is essentially reduced to a small pouch about the size of a large egg. This severely limits the amount of food one needs to feel full and curtails hunger cravings. The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is the most invasive weight loss procedure, which also leads to a higher risk of side effects.