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Laparoscopic Surgery at UPMC in Central Pa.

At UPMC in Central Pa., our surgeons use the latest in laparoscopic technology to perform a wide range of surgical procedures.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques use microinstruments inserted through tiny incisions to perform procedures that would otherwise require open incisions. Minimally invasive surgery is generally safer than open surgery and allows you to recover faster with less pain and scarring. It is often done on an outpatient basis.

Benefits Of Laparoscopic Surgery

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Faster healing time
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Reduced chance of infection
  • Less scarring
  • A quicker return to normal activities

Types of Laparoscopic Procedures

Laparoscopic procedures are offered across a wide range of disciplines, including gynecology, neurology, urology and orthopaedics. Minimally invasive surgical procedures at UPMC in central Pa. include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Cancer surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Gastric banding and bypass
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic vasectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Peripheral vascular surgery
  • Solid organ removal
  • Spine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplant surgery

Contact Us

For more information about surgical services call the UPMC Phone Line at 717-231-8900 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.

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