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One of the greatest trends in the history of surgery is the advent of minimally invasive techniques for the full spectrum of surgery types performed on the human body.

Minimally Invasive Surgery, also referred to as Laparoscopic Surgery, means performing the surgery in many cases without the additional open incisions that had been associated with open surgery. For patients, this can translate into a lower risk of infection, faster recovery and less scarring. Because of the great benefits offered by such techniques, minimally invasive options challenge the standard-of-care for many conditions and should always be considered.

As a champion of minimally invasive procedures, and the new Medical Director for General Surgery at Celebration Health, Jay A. Redan, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs many kinds of laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. Redan has 15 years experience in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, and has been a pioneer in this field since its infancy. He has traveled the world teaching and training people from several countries about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. Many of the instruments used in laparoscopic surgery have been developed with his input and advice.

During Dr. Redan's career, he has developed expertise in standard and minimally invasive surgery for:

• Adhesions Causing Abdominal Pain
• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Heartburn)
• Diseases of the Colon (Cancer and Non-cancer)
• Gallbladder
• Spleen & Stomach
• General Surgery

Additionally, he performs esophageal surgery (food pipe surgery). One of Dr. Redan's current areas of interest and teaching is with hand-assisted laparoscopy, where he is able to introduce a hand into the abdominal cavity to remove organs safer and in less operative time. Dr. Redan teaches for several biomedical companies, including Ethicon Endosurgery, Smith and Nephew, and has proctored innumerable surgeons throughout the country in laparoscopic surgery techniques. He has also directed courses through the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and SAGES. Learn more about Dr. Redan.

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    Dr. Redan In-The-News
Doctors said Russ needed a liver transplant, they gave him six months to a year. Then he met laparoscopic surgeon Jay Redan, M.D., who found he didn't need a transplant after all.
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"Dr. Redan is one of only a handful of doctors performing laparoscopic surgery on organs like the liver – a trend he hopes will change." - News 14 Carolina

"The laparoscopic approach is an acceptable alternative to open surgery for colon cancer"

  A Comparison of Laparoscopically Assisted and Open
  Colectomy for Colon Cancer - The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 350:2050-2059, May 13, 2004, Number 20. Read Abstract

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is colon cancer the same thing as colorectal cancer?
A: Yes. “Colorectal” is a term that encompasses cancer of the colon and cancer of the rectum.

Q:Prior to my sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, or colorectal surgery, will I require any special bowel preparation?
A: So that the lining of the colon can well-visualized during colonoscopy, it is necessary to remove the stool using laxatives taken by mouth. Read More

Q:How long will it take to recover after the surgery?
Surgery results in an average hospital stay of 5-8 days (2-3 days for minimally invasive surgery). Read More