Robotic Surgery Revolutionizes Treatment of Acid Reflux and Hiatal Hernias

It is no overstatement to say that robotic surgery is revolutionary in our field. It has opened up a whole new door for laparoscopic surgery and takes minimally invasive surgery to a new level. Robotic surgery offers significant advantages, such as better magnification through use of a 3D camera, better instruments, and more degrees of […]

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Outcomes Best with Prompt Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

A recent study concluded that, for best results, laparoscopic surgery to remove an inflamed gallbladder should be done within 48 hours of hospital admission. I’ve been performing surgery since 1997 and perform about 200 gallbladder surgeries each year. Based on my experience, I agree that when possible it’s best to conduct gallbladder surgery sooner rather […]

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Treating GERD: Medication vs. Surgery

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” Remember those humorous Alka-Seltzer commercials from the 1970s? For patients suffering from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms are no laughing matter.

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