In minimally invasive surgery, doctors use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.
Laparoscopy – surgery done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny cameras and surgical instruments – was one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery. The duration of recovery period is decreased proportionately, hence the productivity of the working force is less affected.
Continual innovations in minimally invasive surgery make it beneficial for people with a wide range of conditions. If you need surgery and think you may be a candidate for this approach, speak to our doctors.
Types of minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons perform many minimally invasive surgeries, including:
- Appendectomy to remove inflamed appendix
- Cholecystectomy, to remove gallstones that cause pain
- Colectomy to remove parts of a diseased colon
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Diagnostic laparoscopy with Biopsy
- Splenectomy to remove the diseased spleen
- Hernia repair by mesh
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Fibro myomectomy for uterine fibroid
- Peadiatric Surgery
- Fixation of undescended testicles
- Splenectomy to remove diseased spleen
- Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis for intestinal obstruction