The section of General Surgery provides state of the art Minimally Invasive Techniques including Laparoscopic, Single Port, Robotic and Endoscopic Surgery for the treatment of many complex surgical issues. Our team of surgeons are pioneers in the field of minimally invasive surgery and have helped develop many of the advanced Laparoscopic and Endoscopic techniques that have now become standard of care treatments for many surgical problems. We are also a tertiary and quaternary referral center for complex surgical issues that are not adequately managed at a community hospital.
Areas of Expertise
- Liver and Biliary Disease
- Splenic Disorders
- Adrenal Tumors
- Small Bowel Tumors
- Bowel Obstruction
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Diaphragmatic Hernias
- Emergency and Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Less Pain
- Quicker Recovery
- Shorter Hospital Stay
- Better Cosmetic Results / Scarring
- Quicker Return to Work
We have been the first in California to pioneer single-port laparoscopy, in which minimally invasive procedures are performed through one port hidden in the umbilicus. The result is an invisible scare. More than 50 removal of gallbladders were perfomed safely using this method. Single-port robotic surgery is also in our immediate focus.
Our program has graduated more than 25 fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery, and all have had a great post-graduate career.