Palm Springs Office
(760) 424-8224
Fax: (760) 424-8227
1180 N Indian Canyon Drive, Suite E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
La Quinta Office
(760) 771-1000
Fax: (760) 771-9001
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253
Hemet Office
(951) 766-1222
Fax: (951) 766-1226
1280 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
Moreno Valley Office
(760) 424-8224
Fax: (760) 424-8227
24060 Fir Avenue, Suite B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553



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Advanced Laparoscopy Procedures in Palm Springs & Hemet, CA

We proudly service all the Coachella Valley & Tri Valley Areas including: Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, San Jacinto, Perris, Sun City, Menifee, & Surrounding Areas

A minimally invasive surgical procedure, also known as a laparoscopy, is used to diagnose and treat a variety of problems. During this procedure, an endoscope (tube) with a camera on the end is inserted through a tiny incision that allows your doctor to closely examine the affected area. Surgical instruments can be inserted through additional incisions to treat any identified problems. Technological advances have brought computers and laparoscopic instruments to the forefront of surgical approaches.

Minimally invasive surgery is performed under general anesthesia, with the length of time varying depending on what needs to be done during the procedure. This technique significantly lessens a patient’s recovery time, resulting in fewer complications as compared to traditional open surgery. Patients have much shorter hospital stays, or in some cases can go home the day of the procedure. There is little post-surgery pain or stress on the body, allowing a return to work and other normal activities much more quickly. Laparoscopy is considered a safe procedure with little risk of complications.

As technology advances, new techniques are available in the medical world to help reduce the complexity and invasive nature of many surgical procedures. Laparoscopy offers less invasive procedures by using a thin tube with a camera that lets surgeons see the treated area.

Laparoscopy Procedures Include: 

  • Fundoplication
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Lower Anterior Resection
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Colecystectomy
  • Adrenalectomy

Fundoplication, commonly known as reflux surgery, is a surgical procedure used to correct problems of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It may also require the concomitant repair of a hiatal hernia. This procedure prevents acid from traveling back into the esophagus by strengthening the valve between the esophagus and stomach.

Located in the upper left abdomen, the spleen helps regulate the composition of the blood circulating through the body and also filters the blood of bacteria and old/damaged particles. Removal of the spleen – called splenectomy – is performed to treat a variety of diseases that affect the spleen and, in turn, the blood.

A gastrectomy involves the surgical removal of part or all of the stomach in order to treat cancer, tumors or perforated stomach ulcers. In order to treat stomach cancer, the entire tumor and the surrounding lymph nodes may be removed. This procedure may be performed through a laparoscopic procedure.

Minimally Invasive Surgery | Reflux Surgery| Gastrectomy | Coachella Valley CA | Palm Springs CA

Minimally Invasive Surgery | Reflux Surgery| Gastrectomy | Coachella Valley CA | Palm Springs CA

A colectomy is the surgical removal of all of the colon (the large intestine). The colon is removed laparoscopically through small incisions in the abdomen and the healthy ends are reconnected. Hosptial stays are typically 2-4 days after surgery, with full return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks.

Low Anterior Resection
A low anterior resection is a surgical procedure used to treat certain rectal cancers that develop in the upper portion of the rectum near the colon. The procedure involves the removal of the area of the rectum containing the tumor, then a reattachment of the rectum to the colon to allow for normal bowel movement. As in a colectomy, the low anterior resection can be performed laparoscopically, with hospital stays of 2-4 days after surgery, and full return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks.

Inguinal Hernia Repair
An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the groin. During laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, the surgeon inserts instruments through three small incisions, pushes the protruding tissue back into the abdominal cavity, and patches the hernia with a surgical mesh.

Small Bowel Resections
Small bowel resections involve the surgical removal of part of the small intestine and the re-connection of the remaining ends.

The gallbladder stores bile, made by the liver, that aids in the digestion of fat in the intestine. Removal of the gallbladder, called cholecystectomy, may be recommended when the gallbladder is inflamed, causes pain due to stones blocking the duct, is not functioning, or is cancerous. Untreated gallstones can cause complications such as biliary colic, cholecystitis, cholangitis, gangrene, jaundice, pancreatitis, and sepsis.

The adrenal glands produce several hormones and chemicals, including estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, cortisone, steroids, adrenalin (epinephrine) and norepinephrine. An adrenal tumor may require removal if it is large, suspected or confirmed to be cancerous, or making the gland produce too much of one or more of the above-mentioned substances. Because the adrenal glands are so small, they usually must be removed entirely in order to remove the tumors.

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The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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