If you need surgery, you want to recover as quickly and easily as possible. In the Sutter Health network, specialists offer the latest in minimally invasive surgery. Whether you’re having your gallbladder or the lobe of a lung removed, specially trained surgeons use advanced techniques to minimize scarring and reduce recovery times.
On the Cutting Edge
Surgeons offer the latest in laparoscopic surgery, which uses small incisions, a thin, lighted tube called a laparoscope or videoscope and specially designed surgical tools. This technique provides visibility and access inside a surgical site. It also lessens scars and blood loss.
We offer laparoscopy for many procedures, including:
- Colorectal cancer surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- In vitro fertilization
- Lung cancer surgery
- Prostate surgery
In areas where pinpoint precision is required, surgeons may use laser therapy, which replaces the scalpel with an intense, focused beam of light to vaporize tissue, minimize bleeding and reduce the risk of infection. We use lasers to treat many conditions, including:
- Brain, breast, cervical, and head and neck cancer
- Enlarged prostate