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Surgical Procedures

Emerson Health Surgery performs a spectrum of general surgical procedures and specializes in treating gastrointestinal conditions — diseases of the stomach and intestines — with laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, as well as breast surgery and melanoma surgery.

Many procedures are performed laparoscopically, which results in a faster and easier recovery than open surgical procedures. During a minimally-invasive procedure, surgeons make small incisions in the skin. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end — called a laparoscope — is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the laparoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so that surgeons can obtain a clear, magnified view of the surgical area. Special instruments, passed through the other openings, allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing or repairing the problem.

Our most common surgical procedures


Stomach and Intestinal Surgery

  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Hernia repair
  • Surgery for diverticulitis and complex diverticular disease
  • Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Appendectomy
  • Abdominal wall repair

Colorectal Surgery

  • Surgery for rectal cancer
  • Rectal resection and reconstruction
  • Transanal rectal surgery
  • Anal-rectal surgery
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Colostomy repairs, revisions and closures

Cancer Surgery

  • Breast surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Venous access devices

Other Surgical Procedures

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Soft tissue procedures
  • Pilonidal cysts

Office-based Procedures

As a convenience for our patients and referring physicians, there are a number of small surgical procedures that we are able to do in our office environment. Please contact us for advice and consultation.