A cholecystectomy is used to treat gallstones and their complications. The surgery can be done through a 6-inch opening or with a laparoscope that requires from 1 to 4 small incisions.
When the appendix presents inflammation or appendicitis, it's important to remove it to prevent further complications. Depending on the severity, the surgery can be done as open or laparoscopic.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hiatal hernias, obesity, and certain food can provoke heartburn. With surgery, the esophagus is wrapped to prevent the acids to move back and irritate the esophagus.