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About Laparoscopic Surgery


At Dignity Health Sacramento-area hospitals, our team of skilled surgeons specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

The surgical team at Mercy General Hospital includes board-certified surgeons who have undergone extensive fellowship training on specific procedures and technology, including da Vinci robotic surgery and advanced laparoscopic procedures including:

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Traditional open surgery involves making a large incision to treat a disease or condition. Recovery time is usually lengthy, and, as with any surgery, there are many complications that can arise, including infection that can stem from the large incision or internal bleeding.

Dignity Health Sacramento specialists perform minimally invasive surgery through small incisions, using specialized instruments and techniques to repair and treat many of the same diseases and conditions as open surgery. These procedures offer patients a host of potential benefits, such as:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less blood loss, pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection and post-operative complications

Common Conditions We Treat

Dignity Health surgeons treat a variety of diseases and conditions through laparoscopic surgery, including abdominal and gynecologic disorders as well as gynecologic cancers. We most commonly treat:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Parathyroid conditions
  • Polyps
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tumors
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Small bowel disease

See a Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

You may be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery or other minimally invasive procedures. For a referral to a Dignity Health specialist, please call 888.253.1704.