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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery offers comprehensive surgical care for all digestive diseases, solid organ and abdominal wall disorders. The service focuses on minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, including laparoscopic surgery, advance flexible endoscopic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and robotic surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery offers comprehensive surgical care for all digestive diseases, solid organ and abdominal wall disorders. The service focuses on minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, including laparoscopic surgery, advance flexible endoscopic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and robotic surgery.

Why Choose Us?

The service has several specialty centers and programs, including an Adrenal Center, Center for Obesity and Metabolism, and gastroparesis surgical treatment program, providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with adrenal disorders, morbid obesity and refractory gastroparesis. The MIS Section is also integrated with the Digestive Disease Center at Augusta University. Special interests and focus within the service also include advanced therapeutic endoscopy, comprehensive open and laparoscopic surgical care for complex abdominal wall hernias, laparoscopic foregut surgery, biliary surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgical care, colorectal and anorectal surgery, surgical care for gastrointestinal malignancies and solid organ surgery (adrenal, spleen, pancreas). Our surgical practice uses evidence-based practice guidelines to direct the surgical care of our patients.

Academic Advantage

The Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Section supports and actively encourages faculty members and staff in the pursuit of several areas of research.

Focus areas of research include:

  • educational/skills curricular research
  • laparoendoscopic outcomes research
  • adrenal disorder outcomes research
  • adrenal translational research focusing on the identification of tumor biomarkers for primary aldosteronism and biomarkers for primary aldosteronism screening
  • obesity outcomes research, and obesity translational research

Faculty and staff in the MIS Section actively collaborate with basic and translational scientists and co-direct translational research programs at Augusta University Medical Center.

We are dedicated to:

We strive to provide comprehensive and efficient care to our patients with the purpose of providing quality care and follow-up services using an interdisciplinary approach.

 

Our Clinical Services

Adrenal Surgery

  • Multidisciplinary clinical (endocrine and surgical staff)
  • Same day service
  • Comprehensive evaluation of all adrenal-related disorders
  • Dedicated specialist as part of an adrenal surgery team (radiologist, cardiologist, anesthesiologist)
  • Laparoscopic adrenal surgery

Bariatric Surgery

  • Multidisciplinary, comprehensive bariatric team and support
  • Medical and surgical weight loss program
  • Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding

Biliary and Gallbladder Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy
  • Single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open common bile duct exploration
  • Laparoscopic and open T-tube insertion
  • Biliary-enteric bypass
  • Radical cholecystectomy

Colorectal Surgery: For Benign and Malignant Disease

  • Laparoscopic and open partial colectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open total colectomy
  • Laparscopic and open proctocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open low anterior resection
  • Laparoscopic and open total mesorectal excision
  • Hartmann's pouch/procedure
  • Laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal prolapse
  • Laparoscopic and open appendectomy
  • Single incision laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open diverting ostomies

Colorectal and Anorectal Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Ileoanal pouch anastomosis
  • Ileorectal anastomosis

Dysmotility Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open gastric electric neurostimular (pacer) placement
  • Surgery for constipation
    • Partial colectomy
    • Total colectomy
    • Rectopexy

Duodenal Surgery

  • Partial duodenal resection
  • Sleeve duodenal resection
  • Endoscopic resection duodenal masses

Endoscopic Surgery

  • Diagnostic EGD
  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic EGD
    • Biopsy
    • Snare polypectomy
    • Control hemorrhage
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection
    • Esophageal stenting
    • PEG tube placement
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
    • Biopsy
    • Snare polypectomy
    • Control hemorrhage
    • Colonic stenting
  • ERCP/Sphincterotomy/Biliary Stenting

Esophageal Surgery

  • Partial esophagectomy
  • Gastroesphagectomy
  • Colonic interposition
  • Laparoscopic and open heller myotomy for achalasia

Feeding Access Surgery

  • PEG/PEJ tube placement
  • Laparoscopic and open gastrostomy tube placement
  • Laparoscopic and open feeding jejunostomy

Gastric Pacer for Refractory Gastroparesis

Gastric Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open partial gastrectomy (benign, cancer)
  • Laparoscopic and open total gastrectomy (benign, cancer)
  • Laparoscopic and open resection gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Laparoscopic and open billroth I, billroth II or roux-en-y reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic and open gastric electric neurostimular (pacer) placement

Hernia Surgery

  • Multidisciplinary advance hernia care
  • Laparoscopic and open inguinal/femoral/obturator hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic and open ventral/incisional hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic and open component separation
  • Laparoscopic and open epigastic, suprapubic, flank hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic and open lumbar hernia repair
  • Repair abdominal wall hernia with loss of domain (abdominal wall reconstruction)
  • Repair complex abdominal wall hernias with biological mesh

Minimally Invasive Surgery (GI Tract and Solid Organ)

Outpatient Surgery (Minimally Invasive and Open)

Pancreatic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open spleen-sparing distal pancreatectomy

Reflux Disease Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic and open partial fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic and open hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic and open paraesophageal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic and open gastropexy

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (Appendix, Gallbladder)

Solid Organ Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy

Surgery for Dysmotility Disorders

  • Gastric pacer
  • Constipation surgery
  • Rectal prolapse surgery

Ulcer Surgery

  • Surgery for ulcer perforation
  • Surgery for bleeding peptic ulcer
  • Laparoscopic and open antrectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open pyloroplasty
  • Laparoscopic and open gastrojejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic and open truncal vagotomy
  • Laparoscopic and open highly selective vagotomy

Anorectal Surgery

  • Abdominoperineal resection
    • Lparoscopic
    • Open
  • Transanal excision of tumors
  • Hemorrhoid surgery (hemorrhoidectmy, band ligation)
  • Surgery for fistula in ano (fistulotomy, setons, advancement flaps, fibrin glue)
  • Surgery for anal fissures (sphincterotomy)
  • Surgery for perianal condyloma

Skin and Soft Tissue Surgery

Laparoscopic and Open Surgery for GI and Solid Organ Tumors/Cancers

 

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