GI Cancer Surgery

Laparoscopic/Open GI Cancer Surgery

What is a Laparoscopic Procedure?

A laparoscopic, or minimally invasive keyhole surgical procedure, is an alternative to traditional “open” surgery in which a large incision must be made. These small incisions create a passageway for special surgical instruments and a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a fiber-optic instrument that is inserted in the abdominal wall. This device transmits images from within the body to a video monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the operative area on the screen.

Laparoscopic Open GI Cancer Surgery

Advantages to the minimally invasive approach include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities and work
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced rate of infection
  • Reduced recurrence rate
  • Minimal scarring

Dr. Girn provides comprehensive care for patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and features a highly experienced team of doctors who specialize in treating the most complex cases.

The GI Surgery team uses the most advanced laparoscopic techniques to treat all types of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary illnesses.

Most importantly, each treatment is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Conditions Treated

Dr. Girn offers surgical treatment for a wide range of gastrointestinal and abdominal-related illnesses, including:

  • Gastrointestinal tumours
  • Liver and pancreas tumours
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the biliary tract
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and continent reconstruction
  • Sarcomas and complex Vascular GI Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia

Specialized Treatment Services

The Hospital’s team of specialists offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services designed to provide patients with the most effective care possible. We offer a wide range of both minimally invasive and standard procedures, including:

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

  • Laparoscopic Liver resection
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bowel (Large and Small bowel) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic pancreatic necrosectomy

See a complete list of minimally invasive surgical procedures we perform.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach

Our multidisciplinary treatment approach benefits our patients by bringing together the best minds to consult on each patient.
Depending on the case, we work with various types of surgeons, gastroenterologists, oncologists intervention as well as medical and surgical oncologists, radiologists and nurses to ensure the best outcomes.
In addition, patients may have the opportunity to enroll in the latest clinical trials. Our researchers are continually initiating trials and investigating other types of treatments.


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