The doctors in the Department of Surgery at Tufts Medical Center focus on first understanding you and your needs before determining what the best surgical approach is to treat your condition.
Oftentimes, we recommend minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), which is done without making a large incision. Instead, these procedures are carried out with multiple small incisions through which miniaturized surgical instruments and a camera are inserted.
Our expert, specialized doctors provide minimally invasive surgeries for a range of gastrointestinal issues including anti-reflux disease, gall bladder disease, removal of adrenal glands, the spleen and hernia repairs.
Many times, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery can offer dramatic advantages to a patient in place of traditional open surgeries. Minimally invasive surgery often involves less risk than open surgery, reduces the possibility of infection, and disturbs far fewer anatomic structures.
Medically advanced, minimally invasive procedures are peformed in Tufts Medical Center's sophisticated "endosuites" by surgeons throughout the department. Our endosuites are considered among the most state-of-the-art, world-class facilities in the country.
How to find out if laparoscopic surgery at Tufts Medical Center is right for you:
- Check with your primary care physician to see if Tufts Medical Center is in your network.
- Determine if your medical situation can be treated without surgery (by making lifestyle changes or taking a prescription). If your medical situation cannot be treated this way, your physician may recommend minimally invasive surgery to provide rapid, often permanent relief.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss having our Tufts Medical Center surgeons perfrom your procedure.