Minimally Invasive Surgery

Many surgeries can now be performed using small incisions that can be closed with a few stitches. Using specialized techniques such as miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber optic lights and high definition monitors, surgeons can correct many problems without requiring the patient to undergo major surgery or large incisions.

Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.

Minimally invasive procedures offer patients many benefits including:

1. Less pain
2. Reduced blood loss
3. Less risk of infection
4. Small incisions
5. Reduced operative time
6. Quicker return to normal activity
7. Fewer complications
8. Reduced risk of herniation or wound separation