Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Services
Today, you can have many complex abdominal conditions corrected at UAMS with minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures that substantially reduce pain and speed your recovery.
Our advanced laparoscopic surgeons have had extensive training in the very latest, highly specialized laparoscopic techniques. Your surgeon works through small incisions, using a laparoscope (a slender tube with camera lens) to view internal organs, and other special instruments to perform the operation. In addition to having less pain, you can expect smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster return to normal activities.
Our experienced, fellowship trained surgeons specialize in laparoscopic options for:
- Upper gastrointestinal cases
- Reflux and heartburn
- Esophageal surgery
- Pancreatic surgery
- Therapeutic ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
- Removal of the spleen, gallbladder, kidney, adrenal or appendix
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgical oncology
- Colon cancer metastatic to the liver
- Gastric cancer
Other minimally invasive procedures, including state-of-the-art robotic surgery, are available at UAMS for some of these conditions and for non-abdominal disorders as well. Our surgeons work with physicians in other specialties, such as obstetrics and gynecology and urology, to determine the best and least invasive medical intervention for you.
For more information about advanced laparoscopic surgery or other minimally invasive surgical treatments talk with your UAMS doctor.