What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

The laparoscope allows the surgeon to look at the insides of your body on a video monitor. Under laparoscopic guidance, the surgeon can perform surgery without needing to make a large incision. Since the incisions are extremely small, laparoscopic surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal risks or complications. Dr. Ahuja performs all surgical procedures using cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques.

woman after Laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery:

  • Performed through extremely small incisions
  • Leaves extremely small scars that are easily concealed
  • Performed as an outpatient procedure or involves minimal hospital stays
  • Minimal pain and discomfort after the treatment
  • Resume most of your daily activities within a week or two
  • Minimal risk of internal scarring and infections
  • Can be performed with robot assistance for optimal precision

Types of Laparoscopic Surgeries

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a wide range of surgical procedures that help you lose weight, such as gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch surgery. Dr. Ahuja uses laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass the intestine, helping you consume less food and absorb fewer calories, thus facilitating sustainable weight loss.

Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weakened or damaged spot in your muscle, leading to an external protrusion that causes significant pain. Dr. Ahuja performs laparoscopic surgeries to remove the ventral hernia, hiatal hernia, or other types of hernia and prevent the hernia from returning.


An appendectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the vermiform appendix. This is an emergency procedure to treat complications associated with acute appendicitis, a condition wherein the appendix is inflamed or infected. Dr. Ahuja uses laparoscopic techniques to remove the infected appendix and restore optimal health.

Gallbladder Removal

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that stores the bile produced by the liver. When hard deposits (called gallstones) form within the gallbladder, it can no longer digest fat effectively. Dr. Ahuja uses laparoscopic techniques to remove the gallstones from the gallbladder or the complete gallbladder.

Colon Surgery

Colon surgery, also known as colectomy, is a procedure that removes parts of your colon or the entire colon. Colon surgery may be necessary for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, bowel blockages, or colon and rectal cancers, requiring specialized procedures such as colon cancer surgery. Dr. Ahuja uses laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon to remove parts or all of the colon.

Stomach Surgery

Stomach surgery might be necessary if you have severe problems associated with your stomach or gastrointestinal tracts, such as bleeding, tumors, and benign or cancerous growths. Dr. Ahuja uses laparoscopic techniques to remove the unwanted growths and treat the root cause of your stomach problems.

Anti-Reflux Surgery

Anti-reflux surgery is meant for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, a medical condition that leads to acid reflux and persistent heartburn. Using laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Ahuja wraps the upper end of the stomach around the lower end of the esophagus, which reinforces the damaged valves responsible for acid reflux.

Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery

The primary benefit of laparoscopic surgery is minimal downtime. Since the surgeon only makes 1/2 or 1/4 inch incisions, the risk of complications is also minimal. With traditional surgeries, you may have to spend a week or more in a hospital and take several weeks off work. But with laparoscopic surgeries, you can either return home the same day or within two days and resume most of your daily activities within a week.

woman after Laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon

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Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries. Dr. Ahuja has performed 4000+ bariatric procedures and thousands of other gastrointestinal procedures using laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon. He is committed to ensuring optimal results with minimal risks or complications to help you recover your health and quality of life. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about laparoscopic surgery in Mount Vernon.

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