General surgeons are specialists who manage a variety of conditions that affect all areas of the body, including the abdominal wall, breast, extremities, head and neck, skin, soft tissues and the endocrine, gastrointestinal and vascular systems. General surgeons diagnose and provide preoperative, operative, and postoperative care. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used when medically appropriate.
Laparo-endoscopic single site surgery is a minimally invasive approach to laparoscopic surgery wherein surgery is performed through a single incision.
LESS surgery is minimally invasive surgery in which the number of small abdominal incisions required to complete the surgery has been reduced to just one incision, usually umbilical. Depending on the indication, this incision can be kept as small as 1.5 cm.
A wide range of procedures is routinely performed via single port access across the fields of general, urologic and gynaecologic surgery.
Procedures performed include:
- Abdominal surgeries
- Anti-reflux and LINX surgeries
- Breast disease surgeries
- Central line and port placement
- Feeding tube placement
- Foreign body removal
- Laparoscopic and open gallbladder, hernia and bowel surgeries
- Liver and pancreas surgeries
- Pilonidal cystectomies
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgeries
- Tracheostomy placement and removal and PEG tube placement
- Tumor excision