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    Minimally Invasive General Surgery
    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento offers a broad range of general surgical procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques. Unlike traditional or "open" surgery that requires long incisions, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is performed through one or more dime-sized incisions. Laparoscopic surgery, one of the most common forms of MIS, is a technique using a small telescope that is inserted into the abdomen through an incision as small as 3 mm (1/8"). It brings light into the abdomen and provides a close-up view of the area.

    Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has a number of board certified surgeons trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery. With sophisticated technology and skillfully trained specialists, MIS offers many benefits to patients over traditional or "open" surgery.

    Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

    • Fewer side effects
    • Significantly less pain
    • Less scarring/sometimes no visible incision site
    • Shorter length of stay
    • Less blood loss
    • Faster recovery


    • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic inguinal and femoral hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic lymph node biopsy


    • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
    • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy


    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    • Single incision cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic liver resection
    • Laparoscopic cyst fenestration

    Gastrointestinal Upper

    • Laparoscopic fundoplication
    • Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic heller myotomy for achalasia
    • Laparoscopic gastrectomy

    Lower and Mid

    • Laparoscopic small bowel resection
    • Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions
    • Laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy
    • Laparoscopic appendectomy


    • Diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound
    • Laparoscopic enucleation
    • Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy

    Spleen Surgery

    • Laparoscopic splenectomy

    Other Applications for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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