Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery (GI) treats conditions of the parts of the body involved in digestion. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, etc.
GI surgery involves a detailed understanding of the the way things move through your stomach and intestine, the digestion and absorption of nutrients into your body, and the removal of waste from your system. The GI physicians at MPSC will work with you to to provide an accurate diagnose and timely surgical intervention when needed.
MPSC GI surgeons are skilled at the most advanced minimally invasive techniques used today, including:
  • Endoscopic surgery: Endoscopy uses an endoscope inserted through the mouth, nose, or other natural body opening to access the area for treatment. The surgeon inserts small instruments through the scope to perform surgery.
  • Laparoscopic surgery:¬†Laparoscopy uses a laparoscope (thin, flexible tube with a lighted camera) inserted through a small incision to perform surgery. The surgeon inserts small instruments through other small incisions to access the treatment area
  • Robotic Surgery: Using a computerized system, the surgeon controls mechanical arms that hold a camera and surgical instruments to perform laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon uses a console that provides a high-definition, magnified 3D view of the surgical site. The robotic arms have a greater range of motion than human hands and wrists, providing greater flexibility for complex, delicate procedures.

Follow the Patient Education links below to learn more about the types of Gastrointestinal procedures offered at MPSC.