Minimally Invasive Surgery

FAQ

Q. Will I need to have Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) after my hysterectomy?

A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.

Types of Hysterectomies

There are a variety of surgical techniques for hysterectomy surgeries including minimally invasive techniques and traditional surgery. Talk to your doctor to find out if minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery is right for you.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


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Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Minimally-invasive hysterectomies let you get back to your normal routine sooner than a traditional surgery. Clovis Community Medical Center has a program specializing in this procedure.

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Bariatric Conference

For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since the surgical technique has been around several decades, more and more patients with more historical surgeries are considering resurgery.

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Bariatric revision experts share research at Fresno Heart & Surgical

Surgeons specializing in bariatric procedures shared the latest research on revision surgery, debated what makes the biggest difference in helping patients who regain weight and experience complications, and reviewed new techniques during a conference at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital on Oct. 21.

New high-tech heart surgery at Community

Look at the Valley's first minimally invasive triple bypass surgery done without the use of robotics, without stopping the heart and without breaking the sternum. Find out how this leading-edge procedure will result in faster recoveries for patients at Community Regional Medical Center.

 

Patient travels from Mexico to have bariatric revision

Librado Heredia Villegar has a complicated bariatric history – too complicated for his local surgeon in Ensenada, Mexico, who recommended Dr. Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.


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Hip Replacement

Greg Rogers has severe pain in his left hip and is having trouble doing everyday activities. Can Dr. Kevin Lester fix his patients' hip and get him back on his feet?

Healthcare Heroes episode #1009.2

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Bariatric Patient

Librado Heredia Villegar flew from his home in Ensenada Mexico to have bariatric surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. Dr. Kelvin Higa performed his advanced revisional weight-loss surgery laparoscopically and now Villegar is back to doing the things he loves.

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