Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Shorter recovery times. Improved results.

Minimally invasive techniques reduce the trauma associated with surgical procedures so patients recover faster. Patients who choose minimally invasive surgery may experience:

  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery

There are many benefits to choosing minimally invasive surgery over traditional surgery.

  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced costs for patients

Minimally invasive surgery usually involves making tiny incisions, sometimes no more than a quarter-inch in legnth. This results in less trauma to the body versus an open incision. Through these incisions, ports are inserted allowing the surgeon to introduce instrumentation into the body cavity. One of these incisions is used for a tiny camera so the surgeon and staff can view the operation from a flat panel monitor.

Because minimally invasive surgery usually requires only tiny incisions, patients are generally able to return to work and get back to their normal daily activities much faster after having a minimally invasive operation versus an open, or traditional surgery.

Combining expertise and technology.

As leaders in minimally invasive procedures, our physicians use special techniques that enhance precision and allow them to operate through tiny incisions, sometimes no more than a quarter-inch in length, as compared to traditional surgery. 


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