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If you are scheduled to have surgery, there's a good chance you will be going home on the same day as the procedure.
Major surgery can be intimidating, but you’ll feel more confident if you get all the information you need about your surgery beforehand.
Gastric stapling (restrictive) surgery is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat.
Surgery for prostate cancer generally requires a stay in the hospital. The length of the hospital stay will depend on the type of procedure performed.
Surgery is the most common way to treat melanoma and is a common treatment for all stages of melanoma.
The goal of most refractive eye surgeries is to reduce or eliminate a person's dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Experienced surgeons and advanced technology
If you or a loved one needs surgery, you can count on exceptional care from Lehigh Regional Medical Center. You’ll find surgeons who are leaders in their specialties, and a team of skilled and caring professionals who have access to the latest surgical technology.
We offer a full range of surgical services in almost every medical specialty — everything from general surgery to treat colorectal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux and hernias, to minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgical options.
Minimally invasive options
Lehigh Regional Medical Center’s surgeons are recognized for their expertise in minimally invasive procedures. By using miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high-definition monitors, surgeons can perform surgery through small incisions that take only a few stitches to close. Smaller incisions result in less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery. We offer:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Endovascular techniques (catheter-guided procedures)
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Laser surgery
Focus on patient comfort and safety
Our skilled teams work in state-of-the-art surgical suites, and deliver personalized care using sophisticated medical technology. We work closely with patients, families and their primary care doctors to ensure that we answer every question and address every concern. At Lehigh Regional Medical Center, our focus is on patient safety, care and comfort.