Daniel Farkas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

General Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

1650 Selwyn Ave, #4E Bronx, NY 10457


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Laparoscopic Surgery refers to the method of performing surgery through very small incisions. Another name for this is Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Instead of a very large incision, several very small incisions are made. These are usually in the range of a quarter inch to a half inch. By using a telescopic camera, and long thin instruments, many surgical procedures can be done in a minimally invasive fashion.

There are several advantages to this kind of approach, including:

  • less noticable scars
  • less pain
  • faster return to work and normal activities
  • lower incidence of incisional hernias
  • lower incidence of wound infections
  • lower incidence of other complications (e.g. pneumonia)

Many common procedures can be done with a laparoscopic approach. These include:

  • cholecystectomy (removing the gallbladder)
  • appendectomy (removing the appendix)
  • colectomy (removing a portion or all of the colon)
  • splenectomy (removing the spleen)
  • incisional hernia repair
  • umbilical hernia repair
  • inguinal hernia repair
  • gastric bypass
  • gastric banding
  • and others





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