General and Thoracic Surgery Minimally Invasive Services
General and Thoracic Surgery Minimally Invasive Services

Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical approaches whenever possible. These approaches are beneficial for patients because they help reduce recovery time and scarring.

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Minimally Invasive Surgical Services 

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive repair of pectus ecavatum (Nuss procedure)
  • Laparoscopic:
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Evaluation of a contralateral hernia
    • Fundoplication
    • Inguinal hernia repair
    • Insertion of dialysis catheters or CSF shunts
    • Nephrectomy for dysplasia
    • Pull-through for Hirschsprung's disease
    • Varicocelectomy
    • Laparoscopy for non-palpable testis/laparoscopic orchiopexy
  • Thoracoscopic:
    • Biopsy of decortication
    • Biopsy of thoracic masses
    • Decortication of empyema
    • Ligation of pulmonary blebs
    • Spinal diskectomy and fusion for scoliosis
    • Wedge resections of pulmonary nodules
    • Lobectomy

Commonly treated conditions


  • Abdominal masses
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Contralateral exploration for inguinal hernia
  • Dysplastic kidney
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Hirschsprung's disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Non-palpable testis
  • Pheochromocytoma, adrenal masses
  • Renal failure
  • Splenomegaly
  • Varicocele


  • Empyema
  • Pulmonary nodules/metastatic disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Thoracic mass

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