Single-port laparoscopic surgery offered in S’side

Sunnyside Community Hospital Specialty Center Surgical Group clinic expanded its services this year with the addition of single-port laparoscopic surgery, available for all residents throughout the Lower Yakima Valley.  

The hospital welcomed General Surgeon, Dr. Manuel Ybanez, to the clinic in December and he performed the first single-port laparoscopy in Sunnyside last month.

“Single-port laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a less invasive surgery than the traditional surgeries of this type,” Dr. Ybanez said. “I am excited for the chance to be here at Sunnyside Community Hospital to help grow the hospital’s surgical services.”

Dr. Ybanez was practicing at three different hospitals in California before he started at Sunnyside Community Hospital. He specializes in general surgery, laparoscopic procedures, hernia repair, gastrointestinal endoscopy, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, critical care, trauma services and cancer surgery.

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics’ mission is to provide comprehensive quality care to the region. For more information regarding the services provided at the Specialty Center Surgical Group clinic, visit the on-line web site: or call the clinic at (509) 837-7722.


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