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Minimally Invasive Surgery at Drexel Surgery

Drexel surgeons are experienced in all types of minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and single incision laparoscopic surgery. These procedures are performed using the latest technology available and benefit patients by ensuring less postoperative pain, fewer days in the hospital, and reduced recovery time. 

Laparoscopic procedures performed by Drexel Surgery include:

  • Adrenalectomy – removal of masses on the adrenal gland including aldosteronomas and pheochromocytomas as well as non-functioning tumors.
  • Cholecystectomy – removal of the gallbladder
  • Colectomy – removal of the colon
  • Distal pancreatectomy – the removal of the body and tail of the pancreas
  • Gastric bypass 
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia repair – direct, indirect and femoral hernias that are recurrent and have been repaired previously using a traditional open approach can all be repaired laparoscopically
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Liver resection – removal of certain liver tumors
  • Nissen fundoplication – A procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease where a part of the stomach—known as the gastric fundus—is wrapped around the lower esophagus to prevent the flow of acids from the stomach into the esophagus
  • Splenectomy – the removal of the spleen for benign hematologic disorders

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.


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