Victoria McGlone

Victoria McGlone survived cancer and recovered very quickly thanks to a positive attitude, a compassionate NYM surgeon and an advanced robot named daVinci.



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Laparoscopic Surgery

718.780.3288

Laparoscopic or “keyhole” surgery became available during the last decade of the twentieth century with the development of small, lightweight, high resolution video cameras. Laparoscopy is performed with the use of a laparoscope, a telescopic camera that allows the surgeon to view a magnified picture of the internal organs. The picture is then projected from the video camera onto a television monitor and the operation is performed using special instruments, which are inserted into the abdomen through small incisions in the skin.

This technique enables faster patient recovery, less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, fewer wound complications and a better cosmetic outcome. Many conditions can be treated laparoscopically, if the surgeon determines that the circumstances are appropriate. These conditions include:

  • Gall stones and bile duct stones.
  • Groin and abdominal hernia.
  • Reflux disease (heartburn).
  • Esophageal disease
  • Bowel and colon disease
  • Removal of diseased organs such as the spleen, adrenal glands or kidneys.
  • Morbid obesity
  • Diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of abdominal pain, inflammation, tumors or adhesions
  • Abdominal emergencies such as perforated peptic ulcer or appendicitis

For more information on laporoscopic surgery, call 718.780.3288.

For the Institute for Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, call 877.DOCS.14U (877.362.7148).


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