Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Albany Med surgeons offer minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery for a wide range of conditions.
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At Albany Medical Center, our surgeons are at the forefront of minimally invasive techniques. More often than not, they will recommend minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery for patients. In minimally invasive procedures, one or more tiny incisions are made to insert a tube. The tube or tubes allow the surgeons to slip in tiny video cameras and specially designed surgical instruments to perform the procedure.

Minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic procedures provide patients the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer heart, lung and wound complications and shortened hospital stay.

What We Treat
The following procedures can be performed laparoscopically for those patients who are suitable candidates:

Bariatric Surgery

  • Gastric bypass surgery (lap-banding)

Cardiac Surgery

  • Minimally invasive cardiac sugery for coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

General Surgery

  • Advanced minimally invasive hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux operations for GERD and hiatal hernia
  • Appendix removal
  • Cancer surgery for the stomach, gallbladder, liver and pancreas
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Removal of appendix

Gynecological and Urogynecological Surgery

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery to treat incontinence and pelvic pain
  • Laparoscopic surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian growth, cyst or tumor removal

Thoracic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic heller myotomy
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy

Urological Surgery

  • Laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery