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Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures

The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) endorses the following concepts for training in laparoscopic surgery:
Laparoscopic operations are integral components of general surgery. Training of general surgeons in the foundations of laparoscopic surgery should occur within the general surgery residency. Basic laparoscopic surgery is comprised of: diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and laparoscopic appendectomy. These are operations that every general surgeon should be comfortable performing today.

imageAdvanced laparoscopic surgery requires more complex skill set and more extensive training. Certain operations require proficiency in laparoscopic suturing techniques, safe tissue retraction and handling and an in-depth knowledge of the various energy devices, cutting and stapling apparatus available today. The breadth of general surgery training is insufficient to provide trainees with a sufficient number of cases to attain proficiency in advanced laparoscopy, therefore young surgeons need to complete additional years in fellowship training where they deal with nothing but such complex surgical problems managed with these techniques. Selection of prospective candidates to these training programs is managed through the Fellowship Council via a matching program and these are very competitive training opportunities.

Dr. Sandor is fully trained and has been performing advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures with excellent outcomes. The Commonwealth Weight Loss Center offers the following advanced laparoscopic operations:

  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy and Feeding Jejunostomy placement
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures
    • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
    • Laparoscopic Revisional and Conversion Bariatric Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux/esophageal Procedures
    • Laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet Fundoplication
    • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Enterolysis
  • Laparoscopic Small and Large Bowel procedures
    • Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection
    • Laparoscopic Colectomy (Left, Right, Transverse, Sigmoid, Subtotal)
    • Laparoscopic Colostomy
    • Laparoscopic Colostomy Reversal
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy

To learn more about these operations, you may want to check our video library.