If you suffer from a condition affecting your liver, gallbladder or bile ducts, then you need to seek treatment at an expert care center, with physicians who are leaders in their field. At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we see a high volume of cases every year, making us one of the most qualified, experienced care centers in the region.
Minimally Invasive Surgery in Washington, D.C.
Perhaps your doctor told you that you need surgery for your liver, gallbladder or bile duct condition. You may be anxious about the surgery as well as the lengthy recovery period. At MedStar Georgetown, we are committed to using the least invasive surgical methods possible, leading to a more precise surgery and shorter recovery time.
Advantages of a minimally invasive procedure include:
- More precise surgery, with less manipulation of healthy tissue
- Less blood loss and risk of infection
- Smaller scar
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery and faster return to regular activities
Liver Surgery: The MedStar Georgetown Approach
Minimally invasive surgery is the procedure of choice for liver surgeries, because of the location of the internal organs. A laparoscopic surgery allows your surgeon to access even hard-to-reach areas, removing the benign and cancerous lesions while leaving the surrounding, healthy structures intact.
Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at MedStar Georgetown.
Minimally Invasive Surgeries We Perform
We perform a wide range of liver, gallbladder and bile duct procedures. Keep in mind that while our goal is to provide you with the least invasive surgery possible, sometimes your surgeon may decide that a traditional, open approach is best. Our surgeons have the necessary expertise to perform every type of surgery, including traditional or laparoscopic. Your surgeon will choose the surgical approach that offers you the best outcome.
Minimally invasive procedures we perform include: