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  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • About the Division

  • Sample Procedure


    During surgery


    After surgery


    We believe that the severity of surgery is ultimately related to the size of the incisions and the invasiveness of the procedure.

    The division of minimally invasive surgery is dedicated to the treatment of surgical disorders in a manner that is least invasive to the body. Minimally invasive, or videoscopic, procedures use small, 5 to 10 millimeter incisions as opposed to conventional, open procedures which require large incisions.  

    Minimally invasive surgery results in:

    • Less pain
    • Faster postoperative recovery
    • Earlier discharge from the hospital

    Many of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. 

    Education and research

    The division is also dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and technology through its educational and research programs. Educational efforts include:

    • Information guides and procedure descriptions for patients
    • Training seminars and conferences for practicing surgeons
    • Laboratory programs and seminars for resident surgeons