Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (sometimes called laparoscopic surgery) is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques, miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high definition monitors, our surgeons in many specialties can perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close.

For patients, minimally invasive surgery means less trauma to the body, less blood loss, smaller surgical scars and less need for pain medication. Patients leave the hospital sooner after minimally invasive surgery and return to normal activities sooner than with conventional open surgery.

Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.






750 North Syringa Street | Suite 103 | Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Phone: 208.415.0151 | fax: 208.416.4146

Dr Sarkis has been in practice in North Idaho since 1997. He has a special interest in the management of benign and malignant diseases of the breast and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Sarkis performs endoscopy and a variety of minimally invasive, as well as more traditional surgical techniques, to diagnose and manage diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Sarkis received his medical education at Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Lebanon. He completed his surgical training at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York and at New York Medical College. He is board certified by the American College of Surgeons.

He joined Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2001 to serve patients seeking state-of-the-art diagnosis and management of diseases of the breast and gastrointestinal tract. He offers minimally invasive, as well as more traditional surgical interventions for a variety of disease states.


Dr. Stackow has practiced in North Idaho for over 15 years, specializing in management of surgical diseases of the abdomen, breast and hernias with particular interest in laparoscopic surgery. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University Of Notre Dame and completed his medical education at New York University and St. Vincent Medical Center in New York City. He is a Board Certified fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Stackow grew up in Wappinger Falls, NY and has been married to Lori for 15 years. Their children are Tessa, Madeline, and Tucker. They enjoy camping, boating, skiing, and other outdoor activities North Idaho has to offer.


Our friendly staff is always here to make sure you are comfortable and confident that you are receiving the best care possible.
Our minimally invasive surgeries are performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
The MIS Staff (left to right) Jo Beth, Rhonda, Kim, Terri, and June.