Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery Advanced & General

What is laparoscopy?

During a laparoscopic procedure, several small incisions are made in the abdomen. Carbon dioxide gas is instilled into the abdominal cavity in order to move the abdominal wall away from the organs and therefore create a larger space in which to work. Through one of the incisions, the surgeon then inserts a laparoscope. This is a tiny camera that projects the images it records onto a large monitor, allowing the surgeon to see inside of the body without having to make a long incision. The advantages of laparoscopy are numerous and include the following:

  • Less pain and discomfort after surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller, more discrete scars
  • Reduced risk of some complications
  • Advanced Laparoscopy

In addition to their training in general surgery, Dr. Bhoyrul and Dr. Farinholt trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Bhoyrul co-edited one of the original textbooks on the subject. Advanced laparoscopy involves suturing, stapling, bowel resection, solid organ surgery, surgery for reflux, cancer, colon resection, and weight loss surgery. An example of they type of surgery our doctors perform at our La Jolla practice, convenient to both metro San Diego and North County, are the procedures used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions that typically afflict patients who suffer from GERD. Contact our practice today to learn more about treating GERD and its symptoms, including heartburn, sour-tasting regurgitation, belching, upper-abdominal pain, and chronic coughing, through laparoscopic surgery. Other examples include weight loss surgery, surgery to remove solid organs (like the spleen or adrenal glands), removal of part of the colon, stomach or intestines, and repair of incisional hernias.

About Olde Del Mar Surgical

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and Dr. Gina Farinholt are bariatric surgeons in San Diego, California. Dr. Bhoyrul helps patients from all over Southern California, including San Diego, La Jolla, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Coronado, Santee and Los Angeles.

The team at Olde Del Mar Surgical has performed many surgical procedures for patients looking for meaningful weight loss surgery, such as Lap-Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Plication and Bariatric Revision Surgery.

Dr. Bhoyrul, Dr. Farinholt and their team have helped many patients get their lives and their health back through bariatric surgery in California. Also offering post-operation treatment and patient mentoring, Olde Del Mar Surgical wants to make sure its patients are happy and healthy forever.

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9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 570
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 457-4917
Fax: (858) 457-3287