Minimally invasive surgery
When you need surgery, you have more options today than ever before. You may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. MIS techniques give surgeons advanced ways to perform the most complex and delicate procedures.
Our surgeons are highly trained to use MIS technology to its fullest advantage. That means they have the tools and expertise to perform less invasive surgeries with smaller incisions and exceptional precision using advanced techniques.
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Laparoscopic procedures
- Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci surgical system
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery
Compared with open surgery, minimally invasive surgery means:
- Less pain and bleeding due to smaller incisions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time for an earlier return to normal activities
- Reduced risk of infection
- Decreased blood loss and need for transfusions
- Fewer and smaller scars
How minimally invasive surgeries work
Surgeons who perform minimally invasive surgery use an endoscope, which is a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera and light attached. The scope is inserted into the body through a small incision. An image is sent to a screen that the surgeon watches during the operation. The surgeon also makes other small incisions to insert necessary tools for the procedure. The number and size of the incisions depend on the operation.