Areas of Expertise
Biliary - Surgery
Laparoscopy is the gold standard for treatment of most diseases involving the Gallbladder. We have over 4,000 cases of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with the use of Intraoperative Cholangiogram.
Hernia - Surgery
We have a large series of laparoscopic repair of incisional/ventral hernias. We also perform laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias with TAPP (Transabdominal pre-peritoneal approach) and TEP (Totally extraperitoneal approach).
Anti - reflux - Surgery
Routine operations are performed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn disease), and we have one of the largest follow-up series (7 years) with the use of prosthetic materials as a repair of hiatal hernias.
Colorectal - Surgery
Our Institution is pioneer in this field of Laparoscopic Surgery. We have been treating patients suffering from colorectal diseases, both benign and malignant, by means of laparoscopic techniques since 1990. Besides an obvious cosmetic effect, the recovery of the surgical procedure is quicker so the patient is able to return to normal life in a shorter period of time. In selected cases we perform Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
Solid Organ - Surgery
Some systemic diseases will eventually require surgical resection of the spleen, and this is done laparoscopically at our Institute. Some tumors in organs such as adrenal glands can be also removed with this minimally invasive approach.
Emergency - Surgery
Laparoscopy in acute abdomen represents an extraordinary diagnostic tool that avoids necessity of a formal laparotomy (large incisions), especially in young women. We consider we should offer a laparoscopic approach to all patients.
Needlescopic / Intraluminal - Surgery
When laparoscopy is performed by means of and instrument of 2-3 mm in diameter, we are talking about "Needlescopic Surgery". We have one of the largest experiences with this particular technique, and we have started to use this approach to treat lesions inside the gut when endoscopy alone is not enough.