Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Goshen Health News & Articles

  • Ready to ride again after back surgery

    05/30/2019

    An X-ray of Jim Marks’ spinal column told quite a story about a lifetime of activity. Tell-tale signs of arthritis and natural deterioration also explained the pain and the instability in his legs.
  • Not so fast: ‘Wait for Eight’ for baby’s first bath

    05/15/2019

    Does it matter how soon after birth a newborn is bathed? In fact, yes.

    Goshen Hospital’s Circle of Caring Birthplace holds off on the first bath for least eight hours, and with good reason: The delay results in both high breastfeeding rates and better temperature control for babies at the hospital.
  • Gaining more out of life by losing weight one step at a time

    04/29/2019

    A three- to four-year weight loss plan seems like a lifetime to some people. But that’s what it can take to lose 150 to 200 pounds on a non-surgery program managed by a doctor. Called medically managed weight loss, the program combines a calorie-controlled diet and exercise with accountability and support from weight loss experts.

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