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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

St. Mary's Offers Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializing in laparoscopic procedures that use very small cameras and tiny incisions in the abdomen, the skilled surgeons at St. Mary's tailor your treatment plan and surgical approach to your individual needs.  We provide surgical solutions focused on getting you back to the things that matter most.  Together, you'll decide which option is best for you, your condition and your long-term health.

Some of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced blood loss and infection rates
  • Reduced risk for infection because the incisions are substantially smaller than traditional open procedures
  • Shorter hospital stays

Common minimally invasive surgeries performed at St. Mary's include:

  • Appendectomy: a procedure for removal of the appendix
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Brain surgery using state-of-the-art navigational systems to remove brain tumors
  • Colon surgery
  • Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gynecological surgery including hysterectomy and other procedures
  • Heart surgery using small incisions to quicken the healing process
  • Hernia repair
  • Joint replacement surgery for the hip and knee
  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopy to visualize and repair the knee and shoulder
  • Laparoscopic Nissen to treat esophageal reflux disease
  • Urological procedures including prostatectomy
  • Spinal surgery to remove discs or to stabilize the spine by fusing the back

Robotic Assisted Surgery with the da Vinci Si Surgical System

St. Mary’s offers a multi-specialty robotic assisted surgery program.  The da Vinci Si surgical system allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with the help of a surgical “robot.”  Surgeons at St. Mary’s perform several gynecology, urology and colorectal procedures using this next generation technology.  To learn more about the da Vinci Si technology program, just click here.

If you have a health need that may require surgery, talk to your physician about whether a minimally-invasive surgery is the right option for you.

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