Laparoscopic surgery for faster recoveries

Dr. Camilo Rosales

Dr. Camilo Rosales, general surgeon.

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By Felicia Struve, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Across the CMH system, our medical teams have been upgrading their techniques, technologies and processes. 

“We’re constantly looking to bring innovative new technology and procedures to our community,” says Jeanette Schacher, director of the CMH Medical Group. “Here at CMH, we’re able to do most routine surgeries that you would find in a bigger city — and with the same level of quality, both from the surgeon and the technology.”

Laparoscopic surgery for faster recoveries

Over the past several years, the greatest shift in the operating room has been from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery. 

“Since I arrived at CMH in 2014, we have introduced a number of laparoscopic procedures that were not available before,” says general surgeon Camilo Rosales, MD.

All CMH surgeons commonly use laparoscopic surgery to do appendectomies, repair hernias, remove all or part of the colon, free the small bowel from scar tissue adhesions, diagnose cancer in the abdomen, and more. 

“Laparoscopic surgery reduces recovery time,” Dr. Rosales says. For example, “Typically, an open inguinal hernia surgery will take about six weeks to recover from. Most people who have laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery can resume normal activities in two weeks, if the hernia is not large. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgeries are also less likely to result in chronic pain.”

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