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Endoscopy/Minimally Invasive Surgery

Endoscopy/Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced Procedures that Set Us Apart

We offer a world-class facility with the latest technology and recognized specialists. Our team performs over 15,000 procedures a year on a range of organs, including the colon and liver.

What is Endoscopy?

This minimally invasive procedure examines the insides of organs using a tube inserted in your body. This tube can take pictures, remove tissue and foreign objects and perform surgery. Benefits to procedures performed endoscopically include:

  • Minimal pain
  • Quick recovery time
  • Improved accuracy
  • Ability for you to avoid general anesthesia

Our expert team performs a range of procedures:

  • Laparoscopic surgery uses video cameras to avoid large incisions or cuts in the abdominal wall for everything from colon resections and hernias to weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, as well as treatments for the gallbladder, liver and intestines.
  • The Endoscopy Ultrasound Scope uses radio frequencies to locate tumors and treat them.
  • The revolutionary HALO technology uses radiofrequency instead of surgery to safely and effectively remove abnormal cells before they become cancer in the esophagus.
  • The Spyglass System, an advanced technique (also known as cholangioscopy) specifically performed here UVA, directly examines the bile ducts (connect the gall bladder to the liver and pancreas). An endoscope allows doctors to see inside the bile duct and diagnose disease.
  • We offer video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for patients, in which surgeons use a tiny camera to guide them through the procedure.


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Content was created using EBSCO’s Health Library. Edits to original content made by Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

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