Your Dependable Team for Abdominal Surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Your abdomen contains some of your most important and most vulnerable organs, including the majority of your digestive system. When something goes wrong in this region of your body, you need careful, targeted treatment.
At East Cooper General Surgery, we’re proud to meet that need with our minimally invasive procedures. Our team consists of the foremost authorities on abdominal surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and the surrounding area, and we strive to ensure our patients’ comfort at our state-of-the-art facility. Visit our location today to learn more about the procedures we do and our extensive, hands-on experience.
Our Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
Patients are our priority, which is why we always utilize the safest and least invasive surgical techniques possible. Surgery is always a risk that’s not to be taken lightly. However, with our cutting-edge procedures and skilled team, we give our patients their best chance for healing. Our three most frequently used minimally invasive surgery styles are as follows:
Endoscopic: While endoscopies are primarily meant for medical imaging purposes, they can also be used for minor surgical procedures. For example, the endoscope (a thin, tubular device usually inserted through a body orifice) can remove polyps and some small tumors.
Laparoscopic: Laparoscopic surgery, also referred to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), involves the use of a thin, tubular device called a laparoscope which is inserted through a keyhole incision into the abdomen or pelvis to perform operations that used to require large incisions.
Robotic: One of the latest and most exciting medical innovations is robotic-assisted surgery. During a robotic-assisted operation, your surgeon uses master controls to manipulate the instruments, and the instruments translate your surgeon’s movements into precise movements inside your body. Your surgeon is in control the whole time; the surgical system responds to the movements of the doctor. Robotic surgery gives the surgeon greater range of motion and dexterity while operating in a highly-magnified, high resolution field. Also, your surgeon has better access to the area being operated on.
Patients experience multiple benefits of robotic surgery including:
- Smaller incisions
- Less (and smaller) scarring
- Less blood loss
- Less pain after surgery
- Shorter hospital-stay
- Quicker recovery time
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Fewer complications
- Decreased risk of infection
Contact us to learn more about your options for abdominal surgery and how you might benefit from these procedures. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your health goals.