A History of Surgical Firsts

For nearly 75 years, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical services, earning a statewide reputation for excellence in the field. Throughout its history, the hospital's highly skilled team of surgeons has quickly adopted the latest surgical innovations — and this pioneering spirit has set the stage for bringing the most advanced minimally invasive procedures to the region.

In fact, in April 1990, Monmouth Medical Center performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (minimally invasive gall bladder removal) in the state. Laparoscopic surgery continues to progress at a remarkable pace since this breakthrough 20 years ago. Today, the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center has brought cutting-edge surgical treatment options for morbid obesity, severe heartburn, diseases of the spleen, benign and malignant kidney disease and a host of other disorders to the central New Jersey region. For three consecutive years, Monmouth’s Department of Surgery has delivered more poster presentations at the prestigious American College of Surgeons’ annual meeting than any other hospital in the country.

Through the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, these minimally invasive approaches are accomplishing traditional surgical goals while delivering less pain, faster recovery and lower wound complication rates. To learn more about our treatment approach for a host of digestive conditions, call the center at 732-923-6070.