Stomach Surgery

Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Peoria, AZ

Chronic stomach ulcers or cancerous growths often require surgery. At the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona, the team of board-certified surgeons offers minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical options to address a variety of chronic stomach conditions. The skilled surgeons have the innovative da Vinci® robotic surgical system on-site to complete complex surgeries with more precision. Learn more about treating chronic stomach issues with surgery by scheduling a consultation online or by phone today.

Stomach Surgery Q & A

Why do I need stomach surgery?

The surgical team at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery offers minimally invasive surgical techniques and robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci system to treat a variety of stomach-related issues, including:

Ulcers

Ulcers are open sores that develop in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine due to a bacterial infection or overuse of certain anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin.

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition that develops when your stomach can’t empty out food normally due to damage in the stomach nerves, often as the result of diabetes or traumatic injury.

Stomach cancer

If you develop stomach cancer, you may need stomach surgery to confirm the severity of your disease or remove the cancerous tissue.

The CMIRS surgeons can also perform exploratory stomach surgery to identify the underlying causes of pain, bleeding, or other unexplained symptoms.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive and robotic stomach surgery?

Traditionally, surgeons used open surgical techniques that require large incisions and extended recovery time to address stomach issues. 

The CMIRS team of surgeons now rely on the technologies available in minimally invasive and robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. Both methods require only small incisions to access the area your surgeon is treating. Smaller incisions mean a faster healing time and other benefits like:

  • Less blood loss
  • Minimal scarring 
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced risk for infection

The da Vinci system also allows your CMIRS surgeon to perform complex stomach surgery with more precision than other types of surgery.

Am I a candidate for stomach surgery?

If you suffer from chronic pain and other symptoms due to stomach disease or other underlying health issues, the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery team can review your medical history and existing condition to determine if surgery is right for you. 

In many cases, surgery is the last resort for treating stomach issues when other treatments aren’t working well. In the case of stomach cancer, you may need to undergo stomach surgery both to confirm the condition and to remove the cancerous cells that are growing in your stomach. 

After a full review of your medical history and a physical exam, your CMIRS surgeon can determine if you can tolerate surgery. 

If a chronic stomach condition interferes with your quality of life, schedule a consultation today by calling the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery or booking a consultation online.