Abdominal and Pelvic MIS

At LifeBridge Health, general surgery to the abdomen and pelvis is completed through a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. MIS can be used to treat hernias, for colon resection, to remove abdominal organs and tumors, and for exploratory surgery to diagnose a condition or determine the cause of unexplained abdominal pain.

LifeBridge Health surgeons continue to pursue the latest innovations in MIS, including mini-port and single-port surgery. For many procedures, we are are able to use incisions that are even smaller than those associated with traditional laparoscopic MIS. In some cases, surgery can be performed through a single incision in a patient's navel, which means no visible scars afterward.

Our surgeons have performed scores of surgeries using these leading-edge techniques, including appendectomies, gall bladder removal, colon resection and hernia repair. With smaller and fewer incisions, patients have a shorter recovery time and less pain, blood loss and risk of infection.

Abdominal surgeryAbdominal and Pelvic MIS Procedures

Hernia Repair

  • Flank hernias
  • Inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias
  • Ventral/incisional hernias

Gastrointestinal Procedures

  • Appendectomy/cecectomy
  • Colon resection
  • Ileostomy/colostomy and closure of ileostomy/colostomy
  • Small bowel resection
  • Stomach procedures

Laparoscopic Exploration

  • Biopsy diagnosis
  • Staging of disease
  • Tumor diagnosis

Emergency Procedures

  • Abscess
  • Appendicitis/perforated appendicitis
  • Bleeding from stomach, intestine or rectum
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Incarcerated hernia
  • Perforated viscus/perforated ulcer
  • Peritonitis

Solid Organ Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy

Cutting-Edge Procedures

  • Mini-port procedures
  • Single-port procedures
  • Combined procedures
  • Removal of large polyp-tumors from the colon or stomach


Alan S. Davis, M.D.
Chief of Surgery at Northwest Hospital
21 Crossroads Drive, Suite 360
Owings Mills, MD 21117

W. Peter Geis, M.D.
Chief, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northwest Hospital
21 Crossroads Drive, Suite 360
Owings Mills, MD 21117

To learn more about MIS treatment options for abdominal and pelvic conditions, call 410-601-WELL (9355).