Tampa Laparoscopic Surgeons
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
If you are looking for minimally invasive no-scar surgery in the greater Tampa area to treat a medical condition, we advise you to contact The Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders & Pancreatic Cancer, Advanced Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery. The center is comprised of a team of highly experienced and talented
Tampa laparoscopic surgeons that are prepared to give you a consultation about your medical needs. Our team of surgical experts provide laparoscopic endoscopic single site surgery to adults as a treatment for such medical conditions as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and various other diseases. If you are located in Tampa or anywhere in the state of Florida, we can assist you. Our surgeons, Dr. Sharona Ross and Dr. Alexander Rosemurgry, are certified by the American Board of Surgeons and licensed to practice in the State of Florida.
Dr. Sharona Ross is the author or co-author of numerous articles concerning laparoscopic surgery in peer-reviewed publications and has been a presenter of medical information and updates at many surgical congresses and scientific conventions throughout the nation. She is a General Surgeon, Certified in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hepatobiliary (liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts) and Pancreas, and GI Endoscopy.
Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy has been involved in the Greater Tampa Bay area and taking care of patients for almost 30 years. He has operated on over 17,000 patients and provided care and treatment to countless more. He has been deeply involved in improving surgical care and pushing the advancement or minimally invasive approaches to surgery. His experience, support and involvement in the medical field is a testament to the dedication he has to his craft and patients.
As Tampa laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Sharona Ross and Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy handle minimally invasive no-scar surgery (laparoscopic endoscopic single site surgery) for such conditions as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
achalasia (difficulty swallowing),
stomach tumors, masses and lesions,
stomach ulcer disease and
gallbladder disease. Our surgical team is committed to providing you with the highest level of medical care in a caring and compassionate environment. They use the latest technology in minimally invasive surgery which results in less scarring and discomfort for patients.
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Laparoscopic Surgery in Tampa, FL
Laparoscopic surgery, also referred to as minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or band-aid surgery, is an endoscopic surgical technique that utilizes the latest technology to perform surgery on the abdominal area through small incisions with the use of a laparoscope to show the surgeon what is going on inside the body. Rather than create a large incision that would enable the surgeon to see what is exposed, the laparoscope enables the surgeon to see inside the body through a very small incision (usually .5 to 1.5 centimeters). With smaller incisions, the body experiences less trauma and the recovery time is greatly decreased, not to mention the presence of scarring.
The first laparoscopic procedures were reported to have been performed on dogs in 1902 and with further reports of procedures on humans in 1910. In the following decades, continuing advancements were made in the field, with perhaps the biggest being the invention of the computer chip television camera. This invention enabled the projection of a magnified view of the operative field onto a monitor while also freeing the lead surgeon's hands. This allowed for increasingly complex procedures to be performed, whereas early laparoscopic operations were limited to diagnosis and simple gynecologic procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery is unlike conventional surgery in that it does not require long or deep incisions through skin and muscle. Three to five tiny incisions are generally used around the surgical area through which plastic tubes called ports are inserted. The laparoscope, which is a long, flexible tube ending in a tiny camera, and other special instruments, can then be used through the ports. Using an enlarged image of the inside body area through the camera, the laparoscopic surgeon can perform the needed surgery.
Using laparoscopic techniques, our Tampa surgical team can perform surgeries addressing diseases and disorders involving tumors, ulcers, cysts, polyps, lesions, benign growths, and other adverse medical conditions. These surgeries result in shorter hospital stays, reduced recovery times, less risk, pain, and discomfort.