Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgery | Torrance Memorial

Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Surgery is often an effective treatment for many abdominal and gastrointestinal conditions, but traditional open surgery with a large incision is invasive. Open surgery may also require a long hospital stay and lengthy recovery.

Fortunately, there are minimally invasive surgical options. The most common is laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopy). Surgeons make a few small incisions and insert a tiny camera and long-handled instruments to reach inside your abdomen. The camera transmits images onto a video monitor in the operating room to guide surgeons as they operate. Traditional laparoscopy is effective for many routine procedures.

The Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery

For some patients, robot-assisted surgery can offer potential benefits over traditional surgery. Potential benefits to robot-assisted surgery can include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

Types of Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Robotic Surgery

General Surgery

The following general surgery procedures are being performed at Torrance Memorial:

  • Hernia Repair
  • Kidney Resection
  • Lap Sleeve Gastrostomy

Gallbladder Surgery

Robot-assisted cholecystectomy offers the following potential benefits, similar to single-incision laparoscopy:

  • Low rate of major complications
  • Low blood loss
  • Low rate of wound infection
  • Short hospital stay
  • Virtually scarless surgery
  • Minimal pain

Colorectal Surgery

The robot surgical system can be used to treat a range of conditions, such as:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

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