Laparoscopic Surgery

Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Endoscopic & General Surgery

What is Laporoscopic Surgery?
Also referred to as minimally invasive surgery describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During the surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions.lapsmith

The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient.

The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor. The video camera becomes a surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopy surgery, since the surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient’s body to perform the procedure.

What are the benefits of Laparoscopic surgery at Great Lakes Surgical Associates?

  • Less post operative discomfort since the incisions are much smaller
  • Quicker recovery time.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Earlier return to full activity.
  • Much smaller scars.
  • Generally less internal scarring when procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to standard surgery.

Alma Office

Address:
Warwick Medical Plaza
315 Warwick Drive, #3
Alma, MI 48801

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Mt. Pleasant Office

Address:
4851 E Pickard St
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Midland Office

Address:
MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland
Towsley Building
4201 Campus Ridge Drive, Suite 4050
Midland, MI  48640
Towsley Building Entrance - take elevator on right to 4th floor

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Office Hours:
Thursdays - Bi-Weekly
1pm - 5pm

Clare Office

Address:
602 Beach Street
Suite 2240
Clare, Michigan 48617
Across from the Dougherty Hotel, behind the hospital

Phone: (989) 463-6699
Fax: (989) 466-2574

Hospital Affiliations

All of the surgeons at Great Lakes Surgical Associates have full, unrestricted privileges to practice general surgery at the two major hospital systems in Gratiot and Isabella Counties: Gratiot Medical Center and Central Michigan Community Hospital. We perform surgery at the following locations:
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
    McLaren Central Michigan - Mount Pleasant
    MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
GLSA Offices are also equipped with surgery suites for indicated office procedures.

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