Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist

Andrew J. Rochman, MD -  - General Surgery

Andrew J. Rochman, MD

General Surgery & Phlebology located in Plainview, NY

When you need surgery to remove your gallbladder or address disease in the colon, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. As an expert in laparoscopic surgical techniques, Andrew J. Rochman, MD, can perform even complex surgeries with more precision using the latest technological advancements. At his Plainview, New York, office, Dr. Rochman offers comprehensive surgical care to treat issues like gallstones, gallbladder disease, and colon cancer with minimal downtime and scarring. To learn more about the many benefits of laparoscopic surgery, call the office today or book a consultation online now.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that’s an alternative to traditional open surgery. In open surgery, large incisions are usually necessary to access the gallbladder or other inner structure, which causes unnecessary trauma to the body and requires a longer recovery period. 

Unlike open surgery, laparoscopic surgery requires only small incisions to access the treatment area and specialized surgical instruments to make repairs. The technique uses a special scope, known as a laparoscope, which has an attached light and camera. The camera sends real-time images of the inner structures of your body to an external monitor. 

Dr. Rochman monitors these real-time images while making repairs. This allows him a close-up view of the surgery site, so he can be more precise with repairs or the removal of damaged tissue or organs. 

When the procedure is complete, you spend a brief time in recovery before going home to rest.

Am I a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery?

As with any surgery, Dr. Rochman performs a full physical exam to assess your overall health and existing condition. He also requests pre-surgery blood work and other testing to ensure you’re able to tolerate surgery. 

Based on your needs, Dr. Rochman creates a custom surgical plan and can discuss what to expect before, during, and after surgery. He may recommend surgery to address health conditions like:

  • Hernia
  • Colon disorders
  • Gallbladder disease

During your consultation, he reviews how long you may need to be off work and limit your other activities while you recover. 

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Because laparoscopic surgery requires only small incisions, you likely won’t have to spend the night in the hospital and can expect to go home to rest and begin the healing process. Smaller incisions mean less trauma to your body and a faster period of recovery. 

Other benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Reduced risk of infection

Dr. Rochman is also highly skilled in minimizing noticeable scars by making incisions in the natural creases and other discrete areas of your body.

If you need surgery to remove your gallbladder or for a hernia, you can schedule a consultation with Andrew J. Rochman, MD, to find out if you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery by calling the office. You can also book an appointment conveniently online now.