Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist

George Liberis, MD, ScD, FACS

General Surgeon located in New City, NY

The introduction of laparoscopic techniques has been nothing short of a game-changer when it comes to surgery. As a general surgeon, Dr. George N. Liberis is well-acquainted with the latest laparoscopic surgeries and extends this experience and knowledge to his patients in New City, New York. If you need surgery and would like to know whether it can be done laparoscopically, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

One of the most significant drawbacks to surgery is the invasive effect it has on your body. From extensive incisions to collateral soft tissue damage inside your body, traditional surgical techniques may be effective, but they often come at a price.

Laparoscopic surgery has opened up a whole new world of minimally invasive possibilities by shrinking down the tools, the incisions, and the operating field.

Using only tiny incisions, Dr. Liberis threads a small camera, equipped with a light, into your body, which affords him a clear view of the surgical area. Using a video monitor, he then turns to numerous specialized instruments, which he threads through the same small incisions to perform the necessary work. These instruments include:

  • A laparoscope
  • A trocar, or cannula, which provides a port
  • A grasper
  • A needle driver
  • Surgical mesh for repair

These tiny tools allow Dr. Liberis to repair and remove tissues, and to perform a host of other surgical techniques without the need for open surgery.

What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

One of the biggest risks of open surgery is an infection. The more the surgeon needs to open you up, the larger the entry is for all manner of foreign invaders, and the harder your body has to work to keep them at bay, often unsuccessfully.

With smaller incisions, your risk for infection is greatly reduced. And after your laparoscopic procedure with Dr. Liberis, your recovery time is considerably shorter because the areas that need to heal are far smaller.

Another critical advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that there’s less need for Dr. Liberis to cut through muscle and other soft tissue to gain a better view of the problem area. With the small camera, he targets what he needs without disturbing surrounding tissue.

What surgeries can be done laparoscopically?

Dr. Liberis often turns to laparoscopic surgery to perform the following:

  • Hernia repair
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

If you’d like to explore your options in laparoscopic surgery, call Dr. Liberis, or use the online form to schedule an appointment.

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