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Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed at Sacred Heart

Surgeons at Sacred Heart Medical Center perform dozens of different operations using minimally invasive techniques. These procedures involve fewer and smaller incisions and are accomplished with video-assisted technology. Some procedures actually require no incisions at all. Minimally invasive surgery can lead to faster healing times, less pain and scarring, reduced post-surgical complications and shorter stays in the hospital.

ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)

Gastrointestinal

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection for Rectal Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy: surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands to treat diseases such as Nelson Syndrome, and pheochromocytoma
  • Assisted Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Bowel/Right Hemicolectomy: surgical removal of part of the colon
  • Bowel/Sigmoidcolectomy Hand Assisted: surgical removal of part of the sigmoid colon
  • Sigmoidoscopy (Colon Exam)
  • Gall Bladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Diagnostic Exploration
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair: repair of a defect or hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity.
  • Esophagus Exam (Gastric Endoscopy)
  • Gastric Banding Procedure
  • Gastric Bypass or Revision
  • Gastric Resection: surgical removal of part of the stomach
  • Gastrojejunoscopy: feeding tube placement
  • Heller Myotomy: a surgical procedure in which the muscles of the cardia (lower esophageal sphincter or LES) are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach. It is used to treat achalasia, a disorder in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to relax properly, making it difficult for food and liquids to reach the stomach.
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Liver Resection 
  • Nephrectomy: surgical removal of a kidney.
  • Nissen Fundoplication 
  • Pancreatic Mass Resection: surgical removal of a pancreatic mass
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Liver Tumor
  • Removal of Conjoined, Subordinate, or Associated Anatomic Parts (Adnexal Structures)
  • Splenectomy: surgical removal of the spleen.
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Ventral Hernia Repair: hernia in an area of weakness caused by an incompletely-healed surgical wound in the abdomen.
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: allows fluid to move between a ventricle of the brain and the peritoneal cavity
  • Thoracoscopy: examination of the chest, and especially the body cavity that surrounds the lungs, by means of a thoracoscope

Gynecology

Heart, Thoracic and Vascular

  • Aortic, Carotid or Thoracic Endovascular Stent Graft: A stent graft is a tubular device composed of special fabric supported by a rigid structure, usually metal; placed using endovascular techniques in either the aorta, carotid artery or the thoracic region of the aorta.
  • Minimaze

Neurology

  • Burr Hole: surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, thus exposing the dura mater in order to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases.
  • Cervical and Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Third Ventriculostomy: a surgical procedure in which a small hole is made in a ventricle in the brain, allowing cerebrospinal fluid to flow freely.
  • Trigeminal Nerve Decompression: surgery to remove pressure on the fifth cranial nerve, which is responsible for facial sensation.

Orthopedics

Pediatric

  • Throat/Larynx/Trachea Exam (Bronchoscopy)
  • Appendectomy: surgical removal of the appendix
  • Bowel Resection
  • Duodenostomy: a surgically created opening that connects a portion of the duodenum to the outside environment
  • Exploration
  • Gastric Tube Placement
  • Gastropexy: a surgical operation in which the stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Jejunostomy: the surgical formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the jejunum
  • Pyloromyotomy: a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the longitudinal and circular muscles of the pylorus, the opening from the stomach into the intestine.
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Ventral Hernia Repair: hernia in an area of weakness caused by an incompletely-healed surgical wound in the abdomen.
  • Thoracoscopy: examination of the chest, and especially the body cavity that surrounds the lungs, by means of a thoracoscope

Urology

 
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