Mauri G. Lunderman, M.D., P.A. in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a General Surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Two of our most popular services are anti-reflux surgery and robotic-assisted hernia repair.
Both procedures are minimally invasive techniques that can provide lower rates of major complications, lower conversion rates to open surgery, minimized pain, shorter hospital stays, decreased blood loss, lower rates of wound infection, and increased patient satisfaction.
Anti-reflux surgery is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The actual procedure only involves making tiny incisions in the abdomen.
GERD is a condition in which acid and food freely reflux backward from the stomach into the lower esophagus. It causes symptoms of heartburn, indigestion, chronic cough, and asthma. Chronic reflux can lead to ulceration, narrowing of the esophagus, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer.
Although medications control symptoms by decreasing the amount of acid that the stomach produces, they cannot actually stop reflux. The most effective way to resolve this condition is through our special type of surgery.
We also offer robotic-assisted surgery for hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia, and ventral hernia repair. Dr. Lunderman was the first surgeon in our area to perform robotic-assisted hernia repair.
Robotic surgery uses a combination of robotic, computer, and optical technologies to assist surgeons with the operation. Each instrument’s movement is controlled by the surgeon.
Robotic-Assisted Colon Resection
Dr. Lunderman performs robotic assisted colon resection, with intracorporial anastomosis. This state-of-the-art surgery, coupled with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, leads to faster recovery with less morbidity.
Our office, we accept Medicare assignment and most major insurance plans. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about which insurance plans Dr. Lunderman participates with. If you do not have health insurance, please call our office and we will be happy to discuss the various options available for you.
Other Areas of Specialization
In addition, Dr. Lunderman’s scope of practice includes breast surgery, colon resection, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, surgery of the thyroid, removal and placement of lifeport, hemorrhoidectomy, and gastric resection.He also provides a full array of endoscopic procedures; including colonoscopy, EGD and percutaneous gastrostomy.