The colon and rectal surgeons at UPMC in Central Pa. use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide effective treatment and a quicker, safer recovery.
Our board-certified colon and rectal surgeons are among the most experienced in the region and are skilled in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. With expertise in robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery, we individualize your care to minimize recovery time, reduce pain, and provide the best possible outcome.
Minimally invasive surgery uses laparoscopic or robotic techniques to minimize trauma to the body. Laparoscopic surgery is performed through one or more small incisions in your abdomen. During laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon will insert small tubes with tiny cameras and surgical instruments into the incisions to perform the procedure.
Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery. However, instead of your surgeon’s hands controlling the camera and instruments, robotic surgery uses robotic arms to hold cameras and instruments. These wristed instruments provide your surgeon with additional precision and control. During your surgery, your surgeon will control the robot from a special console that provides a 3D view of the surgical area.
Your surgeon may also be able to perform certain procedures with no incision at all. These procedures, called “transanal” procedures, allow your surgeon to treat your condition using surgical instruments that are inserted into your anus.
Although traditional open surgery may be the best treatment for certain conditions, minimally invasive surgery offers several benefits, including:
Minimally invasive surgery can be used to treat a range of colorectal and anal conditions, including:
Recovery after minimally invasive surgery will depend on your specific procedure. However, when compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery is usually associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay, a lower risk of complications, and a faster recovery time.
Carlisle Surgical Institute
19 Sprint Drive
Carlisle, PA 17015
We are dedicated to providing high-quality care and offer a full array of surgical options in the Lancaster region. We fully understand that when you need surgery, it can often be a stressful time in life. We know you want to receive expert treatment from experienced surgeons and staff who treat you with compassion and respect. Your satisfaction, comfort and health are our top priorities.
General Surgery of Lancaster has dedicated their time to the practice of general surgery. Our front office staff is well trained and concerned about every patient receiving the best care possible. They are willing to help you with your registration, scheduling and insurance needs. Every effort will be made to answer all your questions in a timely manner.
General Surgery of Lancaster provides complete surgical services, from emergency care to treatment of disease in nearly all of the body’s organs- tumor removal, hernia repair, vascular surgery and wound care –many using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Phan works closely with patients, families and primary care doctors to provide personalized, coordinated surgical care.
Our surgical services include:
Robotic Assisted Procedures:
We participate with most major insurances. Please call our office to confirm that we participate with your insurance.
You will need to bring the following items:
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete your registration. You will be asked to sign our HIPAA form, as required by law, so that you are aware of our privacy policies.
Please be prepared to pay your deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance and any other amounts due at the time of your visit. Please remember that your appointment time is valuable. If you are unable to make your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time so that we may schedule someone else that needs care.
Our outstanding team of colon rectal surgeons, including those at UPMC Pinnacle Colon and Rectal Surgery, perform a full range of open and minimally invasive procedures such as colonoscopy, colon surgery, hemorrhoid removal, and treatment of anorectal conditions. Our board certified surgeons perform both laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques which can reduce pain, reduce the amount of time you spend in the hospital, and shorten the time it takes to heal from a surgical procedure.
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