Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is also called laparoscopy when performed in the abdomen and arthroscopy when performed in the joints. This was not possible until the modern technologies of television, computer miniaturization, fiber optics and lasers were developed. But today, minimally invasive procedures are routinely used in place of traditional surgery and they have become the standard of care for many common illnesses and injuries.

Most minimally invasive surgical procedures are performed using a tiny telescope with a television camera at the end. Magnified video images from the camera allow the surgeon to view organs, bones and other internal structures without having to make large incisions. Miniature surgical instruments are also inserted through the additional small incisions to accomplish the medically necessary tasks for the type of operation involved.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

An OBGYN is a combination of two medical specialties that almost always go hand in hand: women’s reproductive health and pregnancy/childbirth. The label signifies that the doctor is both an obstetrician and a gynecologist and can serve both functions in his practice. In terms of the layman’s experience, this doctor is typically who a woman will see when she learns she is pregnant or suspects that she might be. In many cases, the doctor will then continue to see the patient throughout her pregnancy and may even be the one to deliver the baby when the time is due.

Seeing an OBGYN is important to a woman’s overall health throughout their life and Dr. Greg Marchand and his staff have the experience and expertise to make sure that your health and comfort are always their number one priority.