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Who is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery

During your consultation with our specialist, they will discuss the best surgical options for you. Minimally invasive surgeries constitute smaller incisions than traditional surgeries, but there is still a risk just like any other procedure. Patients should still expect to have some recovery time after the procedure although the duration may be shorter.

What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis (GP) is a chronic motility disorder of the stomach. GP often responds to multiple treatment options even though a 100% cure is unlikely. You have been referred to our specialty clinic for recommendations on guiding you to a personalized treatment regimen that best fits you.

Learn about treatment options

Minimally invasive surgery has become the standard of care for many surgical procedures; however, only skilled surgeons using the most advanced equipment can perform minimally invasive surgery in certain procedures.


Diseases and Procedures Performed

Dr. Steven G. Leeds and Dr. Marc A. ​Ward are quality surgeons with many years’ of experience in minimally invasive surgery procedures. They use this innovative surgical technique to treat several conditions and perform general procedures that include:

Foregut Surgery


  • Gastric emptying procedures, gastric nerve stimulator

Hiatal Hernias (paraesophageal hernias)

  • Hiatal hernia repairs laparoscopic and robotic

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Ant ireflux surgery

Esophageal and Stomach Cancer

  • Esophagectomy and Gastrectomy

Therapeutic and Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus (BarrX)


  • POEM Procedure


General Surgery

Ventral and Inguinal Hernias

  • Laparoscopic and robotic repair


  • Single-site robotic removal

Intestinal Surgery

Appendectomy and Splenectomy