Safe Procedures. More Treatment Options. Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Johns Hopkins provides patients improved surgical treatments that can reduce complications and recovery time. Our surgeons are trained in the latest advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques for conditions including esophageal/digestive diseases, hernia (abdominal wall), obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Comprehensive Research

We conduct ongoing research in hernia care and digestive disease which has led to cutting-edge discoveries and advancements in clinical care for all patients.

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Women and LGBTQ Care

Our team is trained in specialized care for women who are at risk for pain and LGBT+ patients who may be reluctant to seek care for personal reasons.

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Hernia Expertise

Our surgeons are internationally known for hernia expertise and provide individualized hernia care.

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Conditions We Treat

Our experts approach surgical disease of the abdomen in a less invasive way to improve the recovery process for our patients. Learn more about the digestive conditions we treat.


  • Obesity
  • Reflux after weight loss surgery
  • Weight regain

Digestive/esophageal Diseases

Hernia (Abdominal Wall)

We treat all types of hernias which include the following:

Patient Education Videos

Robotic Surgery | FAQ with Dr. Alisa Coker

Johns Hopkins minimally invasive surgeon Dr. Alisa Coker answers frequently asked questions about robotic surgery, including conditions treated with the technique and benefits in comparison to traditional open surgery.

Robotic Surgery  FAQ with Dr Alisa Coker

GERD and Swallowing FAQ

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and swallowing problem specialists and minimally invasive surgeons Brett Parker and Brenda Zosa answer FAQs.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) | FAQ with Dr. Gina Adrales

Johns Hopkins minimally invasive surgeon Gina Adrales answers important questions about GERD including the most common symptoms and the recovery process.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD  FAQ with Dr Gina Adrales

Hiatal Hernia Repair | FAQ with Dr. Alisa Coker

Minimally Invasive Surgeon Alisa Coker answers Hiatial Hernia Repair FAQ's like, what a hiatal hernia is and how to repair it, how to know if one is a candidate as well as what to expect after surgery.

Hiatal Hernia Repair FAQ

Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments

Learn more information about the minimally invasive surgical procedures we provide. Your physician will decide on the best option for you.

Meet Our Experts

Baltimore Region

National Capital Region

Locations for Care

General Surgery — Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center, Bethesda

6420 Rockledge Dr, Ste 2100
Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: 301-945-7366

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-550-0100

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Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station, Lutherville

10755 Falls Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093

Phone: 443-997-1508

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20016

General Surgery: 202-895-1440
Bariatric Center:  202-370-6565

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-5000

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