Our General Surgeons are at the forefront of laparoscopic and minimally invasive operations. As an example, the national average for laparoscopic verses open colon surgery is close to 55%, with rural hospitals averaging even lower. At Exeter Hospital, more than 80% of our colon operations are done laparoscopically, which means we can use less anesthesia, and there is less of a risk of infection and faster healing. Surgeries that we do laparoscopically or with minimally invasive techniques include:

  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia and paraesophageal repair
  • Complex laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer
  • Minimally invasive thoracic (lung) surgery
  • Minimally invasive, office-based vein surgery