A minimally invasive approach to surgery, laparoscopic procedures afford patients the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer heart, lung and wound complications and shortened hospital stay.

Dr. Bren Heaton has extensive experience using laparoscopic techniques for a variety of conditions. He is at the forefront of minimally invasive patient care, research, and education. Techniques in Minimally Invasive surgery have become the gold standard of a general surgery practice, and can be employed in everything from gallbladder removal to Hernia surgery.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Many surgeries that were once performed as open surgeries (using longer incisions of the abdominal wall) can now be performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. Your physician will determine if this approach is best for you.

Laparoscopic Surgery can have significant benefits over traditional surgery. These may include

  • Reduced hospital stays
  • Fewer wound infections
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less surgical trauma
  • Improved outcomes
  • Much smaller scars