Nowhere else in our region can you find a comprehensive minimally invasive surgery program like ours at Goshen Hospital. Whether you need repair to joints or organs, tests or examinations of internal tissues, or removal of internal growths, our highly skilled surgeons are expertly trained in advanced procedures.
- Arthroscopic procedures
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic-assisted surgery with the daVinci surgical system
Magnet-status nurses support and assist our surgeons to ensure efficiency and patient safety.
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.
View the types of minimally invasive surgeries offered here.
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