STEFANIE VAIMAKIS MD FACS FASMBS
Minimally Invasive Surgeon
Robotic Bariatric Surgeon
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal intestines and the torso. The types of surgeries, all of which are performed robotically, include, but are not limited to, the stomach, esophagus, colon, gallbladder, and all types of hernias.
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive or laparoscopic (small incision) surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist them in certain surgical procedures. The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces in the body that would otherwise only be accessible through open (long incision) surgery.
Compared to open surgery (traditional surgery with incisions), robotic and minimally invasive surgery results in smaller incisions resulting in less pain and scarring.
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to perform complex surgical tasks through tiny incisions using robotic technology. Surgical robots are self-powered, computer-controlled devices that can be programmed to aid in the positioning and manipulation of surgical instruments. This provides surgeons with better accuracy, visualization, flexibility and control.
Nissen Fundoplication for Reflux or GERD
Paraesophageal/ Hiatal Hernia Repair
Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
Ventral, Umbilical, Incisional, Inguinal Hernia Repair
Incisional Hernia Repair