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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery is performed through small incisions instead of one large incision, usually allowing patients a quicker recovery and less discomfort than with conventional surgery.

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a common condition. When acid produced by the stomach move up into the espohpagus it can cause not only heartburn, but esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and even esophageal cancer.

Learn more at a free, informative seminar presented by Dr. Paul Cartwright, board-certified surgeon. He specializes in all aspects of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including elimination of Barrett's esophagus and performs minimally invasive procedures including Nissen and Linx. 

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's Esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition that is affected by GERD. Over time, the damage caused by GERD causes cells in the esophagus to genetically change into intestinal tissue. To diagnose, an upper endoscopy procedure occurs to biopsy the cells in the esophagus. Finding intestinal cells confirms a diagnosis of Barrett's Esophagus. Biopsies done on a regular basis will help monitor the progression of the disease. Treatment options include endoscopic and surgical surgery. 

da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, only performed at Midtown Medical Center

Another minimally invasive surgical option is da Vinci Single-Site surgery. With da Vinci, Columbus Regional Health's minimally invasive surgeons make one small incision for gallbladder, hysterectomy and ovary removal for benign conditions. It is also used for hernia repair. The da Vinci system features magnified 3D high-definition vision system coupled with flexible Single-Site instruments. These features provide enhanced vision and precision. Patients who choose da Vinci Single-Site experience virtually scarless results, similar to single incision traditional laparoscopy. Surgery is performed through one incision in the belly button, which dramatically limits visible scarring.  

This team of surgeons also offers the following most advanced surgeries:

  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon resection
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy