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Following is a list of some of the minimally invasive procedures available at Sarasota Memorial:

Heart Surgery
• Aortic valve surgery
• Mitral valve surgery
• Tricuspid valve surgery
• Atrial septal defect closure, including patent foramen ovale
• Atrioventricular canal defect (also called atrioventricular septal defect) surgery
• Atrial fibrillation surgery (Maze procedure)
• "Off-pump" coronary artery bypass surgery (without a cardiopulmonary bypass machine); also called minimally invasive direct coronary bypass
• Saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass surgery
• Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass surgery
• Robotic cardiac surgery
• Excision of myxomatous tumors

Colon and Rectal Surgery
• Colon cancer
• Crohn's disease
• Diverticulitis — diverticular disease
• Hereditary polyps -- e.g., Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Large polyps that cannot be removed at colonoscopy
• Rectal prolapse
• Ulcerative colitis

Gastroenterologic and General Surgery
• Anti-reflux
• Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
• Laparoscopic appendectomy
• Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
• Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
• Laparoscopic esophagectomy
• Laparoscopic femoral hernia repair
• Laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
• Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
• Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
• Laparoscopic lymph node biopsy
• Laparoscopic procedure for liver cysts
• Laparoscopic procedure for selected stomach tumors
• Laparoscopic splenectomy
• Laparoscopic treatment for large bowel tumors
• Laparoscopic treatment for small bowel tumors
• Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair
• Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
• Myotomy
• Repair of hiatal hernias

Gynecologic Surgery
• Endometrial ablation for excessive menstruation, including hysteroscopic
• Hysteroscopic excision of submucosal fibroids
• Hysteroscopic polypectomies
• Laparoscopic hysterectomies
• Laparoscopic/hysteroscopic removal of fibroids
• Laparoscopic removal of benign ovarian cysts
• Laparoscopic repair of vesical vaginal fistulas
• Laparoscopic treatment of pelvic endometriosis
• Robotic surgery
• Uterine artery embolization (UAE) for fibroids
• Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy-LASH
• Laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation

Neurosurgery
• Carotid angioplasty
• Endoscopic resection of pituitary brain tumors
• Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms and carotid occlusive disease
• Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors
• Percutaneous balloon compression of the trigeminal nerve (PBCTN)
• Treatment of herniated lumbar and cervical disks
• Volumetric stereotactic resection of brain tumors
• Minimally invasive diskectomy and laminectomy procedures that include spinal fusions
• Deep brain stimulators

Orthopedic Surgery
• Arthroscopy of most joints
• Carpal tunnel release
• Endoscopic spine surgery
• Fractures of the pelvis
• Hip replacement
• Minimally invasive spine fixations, decompression techniques
• Periarticular and intraarticular fractures of the lower extremity
• Release of joint contractures
• Rotator cuff repair
• Shoulder instability repair
• Treatment of early joint arthritis
• Unicompartmental knee replacement
• Vertebroplasty

Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
• Endoscopic removal of nasal/sinus tumors
• Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
• Sentinel lymph node biopsy of malignant head and neck tumors
• Transoral laser resection of malignant oropharyngeal/laryngeal tumors

Thoracic Surgery
• Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) for hyperhidrosis
• Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia
• Minimally invasive lung surgery with or without robotic assistance

Urology
Endoscopic procedures
• biopsy tumors in carefully selected cases
• determine the nature of lumps found in the upper urinary tract
• diagnose and treat a wide variety of upper urinary tract disorders
• find sources of bleeding or infection
• treat certain types of benign tumors and lesions in the upper urinary tract
• treat kidney stones
• treat stones in the ureters
• treat strictures in the upper urinary tract
Brachytherapy
• Laser resections
• Cryoablation
• Robotic prostate and kidney surgery
• Cryoablation, thermal ablation, and microwave ablations of kidney tumors
Laparoscopic procedures
• cyst unroofing or decortication (opening cysts to drain them)
• donor nephrectomy (removal of a kidney from a healthy person to transplant in a recipient)
• nephrectomy (removal of a kidney)
• partial nephrectomy (removal of part of a kidney)
• pyeloplasty (removing a blockage between the ureter and the kidney)
• robotic surgery

Vascular Surgery
• Balloon angioplasty and stenting of the carotid, renal, and peripheral arteries
• Endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms

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