For surgeries in the abdominal cavity, we often use laparoscopic surgery, a type of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Our surgeons use small incisions – usually less than half an inch – to place plastic tubes, called ports, for a video camera and several thin instruments.
The video camera becomes the surgeon’s eyes in this type of surgery. The camera projects an image of the body's organs onto a high-definition imaging screen.
Common laparoscopic procedures include:
- Gynecologic surgery, including surgical oncology
- Urologic surgery
- Intestinal and gall bladder surgery
Learn more about our minimally invasive surgeries.