APPENDIX Minimally Invasive Surgery

At the Minimally Invasive Center of Hudson Valley Surgical Group, our surgeons utilize the most patient-centered approach available today to treat Appendix conditions. The team you select for an Appendectomy is extremely important.  Hudson Valley Surgical Group regularly starts laparoscopically and follows through laparoscopically on appendix surgery at a higher rate than most others surgically.  Rest assured when a Hudson Valley Surgical Group surgeon meets their patient bedside in the emergency room, they are in good hands.  They have an extremely low emergency room conversion rate compared to the national rate for the 2175+ Appendix surgeries they have completed.  Appendicitis conversion rates from laparoscopic to open are higher due to the acute inflammation-yet the surgeons at Hudson Valley Surgical have very low conversion rates even though this is a tougher surgery.

Removal of the appendix is imperative if a patient's appendix is infected or inflamed and the patient feels pain in the lower right side of the abdomen (called Appendicitis). However, they do not need to operate on all Appendectomies.  Being able to determine when is critical and they employ various ways to manage lower quadrant pain either medically or by delaying surgery.  Occasionally, a patient does not have Appendicitis at all but suffers from simple yet chronic on and off lower left quadrant pain vs. acute Appendicitis.  In these cases the diagnosis can uncover an adno-carcenoid or musinis tumor.  These can be present even with a normal CT scan.  These surgeons leverage a bevy of diagnostic test which can include a Minimally Invasive limited laparoscopic test which can identify if it is cancer causing the pain.

Minimally Invasive Appendectomy Advance Techniques

The surgeons of Hudson Valley Surgical Group are experts at laparoscopic appendectomy. They use a laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) technique to perform this operation using a camera-guided approach. This allows the surgeon to examine the entire area and remove the appendix through just a slight incision. Utilizing Minimally Invasive appendix surgery, this procedure is significantly less traumatic to the patient.

Patient Benefits to Minimally Invasive Appendectomy
  • Decrease surgery time  MIS appendectomy can be completed in less than half an hour.
  • Less risk for wound infections  Appendix surgery wound infections and complications have significantly decreased with far less blood loss and less trauma to the body.
  • Less scarring  MIS appendectomy requires small incisions resulting in less noticeable scars.
  • Less anesthesia  MIS appendectomy is ideal for patients with sensitivity to anesthesia.
  • Less pain  MIS appendectomy results in less post-operative pain.
  • Faster recovery/Shorter hospital stay  You will go home sooner!
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Hudson Valley Surgical Group provides the latest in Minimally Invasive Surgery utilizing the most advanced laparoscopic technology available. Hudson Valley Surgical Group is the leader in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques. Built on the combined strengths of three prominent board-certified surgeons: Robert Raniolo, MD, FACS and Har Chi Lau, MD, FACS -- who both have the distinction of being selected as two of Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in America; and Michael Weitzen, DO, ABOS, Hudson Valley Surgical Group specializes in their distinctive quality-of-life surgical approach that shortens recovery times and has less pain for patients.