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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laparoscopy and Cancer Staging
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Dr. Jeffrey Drebin
Dr. Drebin
Dr. Matt Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland
Gary Korus
Dr. Korus
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Alan Schuricht
Dr. Schuricht
Ian Soriano
I. Soriano
Charles Vollmer
C. Vollmer
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

Staging laparoscopy has become routine in such GI malignancies as pancreatic cancer. It has an evolving role in other tumors including gastric Lymphnodecancer, esophageal cancer, and mesothelioma. Traditional surgical staging of Hodgkins Lymphoma, including splenectomy, can likewise be performed in a minimally invasive manner. Diagnostic or staging laparoscopy can spare a patient an unnecessary laparotomy, or can help in planning multi-modality treatment.

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