Laparoscopic Surgery NW is the premiere hernia and general surgery center in Tacoma, Washington. Under the direction of board-certified general and laparoscopic surgeon, James Rifenbery, MD, FACS. The practice concentrates on staying current with the latest technologies to offer patients the best care possible. We also give back by teaching graduate surgery fellows and medical students.
By taking advantage of the latest developments in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, the surgeons at Laparoscopic Surgery NW provide patients with safer, less invasive procedures. Committed to offering state-of-the-art methods, Though Laparoscopic Surgery NW has developed a reputation as leaders in minimally invasive surgery in Pierce County, the experienced surgeons also know when traditional surgical methods are the better choice.
The laparoscopic surgical practice specializes in abdominal procedures, including colon, gallbladder, stomach, bowel, hemorrhoids, thyroid, parathyroid adrenal, spleen and multiple other areas. The practice is also actively pursuing a designation as a regional hernia Site of Excellence for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.
Along with leading neurologic and orthopedic surgeons we help perform spine surgery to alleviate back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
When surgery becomes the necessary choice for health, patients need a surgeon they can trust. For skilled, capable surgical care from surgeons with heart, contact Laparoscopic Surgery NW by phone or request an appointment online today.
Dr Rifenbery graduated from the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Associate Director of the FHS Laparoscopic Fellowship Program. He is a founder of the Tacoma Trauma System, and a Clinical Professor of Surgery for Western University Medical School.
Dr Sasaki is the current Fellow of the FHS Laparoscopic Fellowship Program. She is spending one year with us to increase her experience with advance laparoscopic surgery techniques. .
Dr Cho covers call with us. He is the Director of the FHS Laparoscopic Fellowship Program. Dr Cho has extensive training in general and laparoscopic surgery.