Minimally Invasive Surgery: Tiny Instruments, Big Benefits
Minimally invasive surgery, sometimes called laparoscopic or "laser" surgery, is an exciting way of performing surgery that is both less painful and more cosmetic. Like traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery effectively treats many disease conditions. However, unlike open surgery, minimally invasive surgery uses specialized instruments and techniques to perform complex operations through small, "keyhole", incisions that may only require one or two stitches to close. The result is less trauma to the body, less blood loss, smaller scars, and less pain.
With minimally invasive surgery, patient often leave the hospital and returns to normal activity sooner. Indeed, patients are often discharged the day of surgery and are back to work after a short recovery.
Single-incision, or single-site, laparoscopic surgery is one of the newest branches of minimally invasive surgery family. By using newly available technology and techniques, the surgeon is now able to perform many surgeries with one single small "keyhole" incision. The patient is, therefore, virtually scar-less and pain-free after the procedure.
Robot-assisted surgery is another branch of the minimally invasive surgery family. It involves using the multi-million dollar da Vinci robotic surgical assistant. This robotic assistant allows the surgeon additional freedom of movement inside the body and enables him to perform more complex procedures laparoscopically. The presence of the da Vinci at the hospital further demonstrates the level of commitment and investment we have for patient care here.
Some conditions agreeable to minimally invasive surgery
- Colon Cancer
- Colon polyps
- Gastric Esophageal Reflux
- Adrenal tumors
- Pancreatic tumors
- Gallbladder disease
- Hiatal Hernias
- Groin Hernias
- Ventral Hernias
- Stomach disease
- Small bowel disease
- Large bowel disease
- Liver tumors
- Lymph node disease
For further information on select minimally invasive procedures, please choose from the following web brochures on:
Cholecystectomy (Gall Bladder):
Inguinal Hernia Repair:
Ventral Hernia Repair:
Treatment for GERD (Acid-Reflux):