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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery Procedures

Minimally invasive surgery treatments utilize small incisions, highly specialized equipment and tiny cameras and scopes used to see inside the body and aid the surgeon during an operation.

Not all conditions are suitable for minimally invasive surgery. However, when it is used, a minimally invasive approach allows the patient to recuperate faster with less pain. When compared to traditional open surgery, the benefits of a minimally invasive approach include:

  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Decreased postoperative pain
  • Less need for medication
  • Improved cosmetic results
  • Rapid return to normal activities

There are many types of minimally invasive surgery treatments including:

  • General minimally invasive surgical procedures:
    • Diagnostic (exploratory) laparoscopy
    • Laparoscopic biopsy
    • Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions
       
  • Hernia procedures:
    • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
       
  • Gallbladder and liver procedures:
    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
    • Laparoscopic liver resection
       
  • Procedures on esophagus:
    • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
    • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
    • Laparoscopic fundoplication
    • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
       
  • Procedures on the stomach:
    • Laparoscopic gastrectomy
       
  • Procedures for obesity:
    • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    • Laparoscopic gastric banding
       
  • Procedures on the small intestine:
    • Laparoscopic small bowel resection
    • Laparoscopic small bowel bypass
    • Laparoscopic Meckel’s diverticulectomy
    • Laparoscopic small bowel tumor excision
       
  • Procedures on the large intestine (colon):
    • Laparoscopic colectomy (colon resection)
    • Laparoscopic appendectomy
       
  • Procedures on other organs:
    • Laparoscopic splenectomy
    • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic appendectomy
    • Laparoscopic pancreatectomy