Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists consists of specially trained surgeons who perform advanced minimally invasive surgery. Using advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive, and robotic surgeries that many others in the region are unable to offer, Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists can feel confident that you are receiving the most skilled, state of the art, advanced surgical care available.
This surgical approach allows surgeries to be performed through tiny incisions resulting in less pain, reduced chance for infection, and shorter recovery times.
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
Your doctor may recommend minimally invasive, or laparoscopic surgery, depending on your condition.
How it works
During a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon makes one or more small incisions—usually about a half-inch long—and inserts a tube through which the doctor can insert cameras and specially designed instruments to perform the surgery.
Compared to traditional open surgery, patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery often experience:
- Less pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Faster recovery
Robotic surgery utilizes state-of-the-future technology to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures and provides many benefits to patients, including reduced blood loss, quicker recovery, and less postoperative pain and discomfort. It also delivers increased clinical capability while maintaining the same look and feel of open surgery.
How it works
Using the da Vinci Surgical System®, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Similar to traditional minimally invasive surgery, small incisions are made, and the surgeon places tubes in each incision. The da Vinci’s patient-side cart has three or four robotic arms that are used to place cameras and surgical instruments in these tubes.
Using the system’s master controls, the surgeon's hand, wrist, and finger movements are translated into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The instruments are designed with seven degrees of motion that mimic the dexterity of the human hand and wrist.
The vision system, with a high-resolution 3-D endoscope and image processing equipment, provides a true-to-life 3-D image of the operative field. These images can be enhanced, refined, and optimized using the system’s image synchronizers, high-intensity illuminators, and camera control units.
- Minimally invasive oncologic surgery
- Treatment for oncologic conditions (melanoma, sarcoma, colorectal, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, pancreatic)
- Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and adrenal)
- Treatment for diseases of the colon, small intestine, and stomach
- Treatment for reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatal hernia repair
- Spleen, gallbladder, hernia, appendix, etc., removal
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment so that the necessary paperwork can be completed and your copayment collected. If you must cancel your appointment for any reason, please give us at least 24 hours’ notice.
We handle prescription refills during normal office hours only. Please allow 24 – 48 hours for a refill request.
Copays and outstanding balances need to be paid at the time of service.