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Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgery




Surgical Procedures Performed by Dr. Carlson
at the Omaha VA Medical Center



  1. Minimally invasive (laparothoracoscopic) esophagectomy—team approach with thoracic surgery
  2. Laparoscopic esophagomyotomy (Heller myotomy)
  3. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  4. Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair—with or without surgical mesh
  5. Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia—with or without surgical mesh

  1. Laparoscopic gastrectomy—partial, subtotal, or total
  2. Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy
  3. Laparoscopic vagotomy and antrectomy
  4. Laparoscopic gastrostomy or feeding tube

Small Intestine
  1. Laparoscopic resection of small intestine
  2. Laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy

Colon and Rectum
  1. Laparoscopic partial colectomy
  2. Laparoscopic subtotal colectomy
  3. Laparoscopic low anterior resection of rectum
  4. Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of rectum
  5. Laparoscopic total proctocolectomy
  6. Laparoscopic appendectomy
  7. Colostomy closure
  8. Hemorrhoidectomy
  9. Anal fistulotomy/fistulectomy

Hepatobiliary System
  1. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  2. Laparoscopic cholangiography and common bile duct exploration
  3. Laparoscopic hepaticojejunostomy (biliary bypass)
  4. Laparoscopic liver biopsy/wedge resection

Pancreas and Spleen
  1. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  2. Open pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)
  3. Laparoscopic splenectomy

Endocrine system
  1. Laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy
  2. Thyroidectomy
  3. Parathyroidectomy

Abdominal Wall/Hernia
  1. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
  2. Open inguinal hernia repair
  3. Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair
  4. Laparoscopic incisional/ventral hernia repair
  5. Laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernia repair
  6. Management of the open abdomen and abdominal wall reconstruction

Skin/Soft Tissue
  1. Mastectomy/lumpectomy (for management of breast cancer, please contact the Section of Surgical Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center)
  2. Excision of skin tumor
  3. Skin grafting

  1. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis (cutting of adhesions) for bowel obstruction
  2. Exploratory or diagnostic laparoscopy (for unexplained pain, tumor staging, etc.)


    (Note: I do not perform bariatric surgical procedures. For bariatric surgery in the Omaha area, contact the Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. For bariatric surgery in the Chicago area, contact Dr. Constantine Frantzides at the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery.


Mark A. Carlson, MD • Surgery 112, VA Medical Center • 4101 Woolworth Ave • Omaha, NE 68105
phone (402) 995-5371 • fax (402) 995-5370 •