General Surgery at Medical City Plano

Medical City Plano’s general surgeons, gastroenterologists and GI surgery specialists perform surgeries on patients suffering from a wide variety of abdominal, gastrointestinal and colorectal diseases and conditions, including different types of cancer.

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Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted General Surgery

If you need surgery to treat a gastrointestinal disorder, find out whether you are a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure that employs Medical City Plano's da Vinci® Surgical System. Among the conditions the da Vinci robot can be used to treat are:

  • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
    • Cholecystectomy for cholecystitis
    • Cholestasis
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Gallstones
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis (benign disease)
  • Gastrectomy for stomach cancer

Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery

The da Vinci robot enables general surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations in a minimally invasive fashion. Benefits of robot-assisted general surgery include:

  • Small incisions for quicker healing and less scarring
  • A 3D view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The da Vinci robot provides the intuitive control, range of motion, ability to manipulate tissue, and 3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery, yet allows the surgeon to work through the tiny incisions that are the hallmark of minimally invasive surgery.

As with any surgical procedure, benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Gastrointestinal surgery using the da Vinci robot may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask about the full range of treatment options available to you, including the risks and benefits of each.

Complex GI Surgery at Medical City Plano

In addition to minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery, Medical City Plano also offers a full range of laparoscopic and complex GI surgeries, treatments and procedures.