The Department of Surgery at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, led by Interim Chairman Javier Andrade, MD., FACS, provides comprehensive surgical care, including many minimally invasive procedures for a wide range of conditions.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Under Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery Jackie Battista, DO, MPH, the Department offers a wide range of minimally and less-invasive procedures, including those that use laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. Surgeons use the smallest incisions possible or the body's natural openings to insert thin, flexible instruments and tiny cameras to perform video-assisted surgery. Minimally invasive surgery results in fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries and less scarring.
In addition to general surgery, the Department of Surgery at St. John's Episcopal Hospital offers expertise in the following surgical subspecialties:
- Breast surgery, supported by an active breast clinic and including stereotactic and sentinel node capability.
- Cardiothoracic surgery, which treats conditions in the chest, lungs and heart and includes the less-invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
- Head and neck.
- Orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive joint replacement.
- Otolaryngology or ear-nose-throat (ENT).
- Pediatric surgery.
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery, including facial surgery.
- Surgical oncology, the surgical approach to treating and managing cancers.
- Vascular laboratory, which provides non-invasive testing to pinpoint areas of vascular blockage and disease.
- Wound care, including hyperbaric therapy in which a patient breathes in pure oxygen in a pressurized room. Hyperbaric therapy is a useful approach to treating serious infections and wounds that aren't healing well.
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