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At Dignity Health, our specialists reduce post-op pain and get you back on track faster by performing minimally invasive surgery. Using smaller incisions, specialized instruments, and advanced techniques, minimally invasive surgery treats many of the same conditions as open surgery.


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Minimally Invasive Procedures

                               Whether you are seeking a spinal, cardiac, or gynecologic procedure, click below to learn about our minimally invasive techniques.

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Our board-certified surgeons have extensive fellowship training on a wide range of techniques and technology. Let us get you back to feeling better, quicker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional open surgery involves making a large incision to treat a disease or condition. General anesthesia is used and the recovery time is often lengthy, including several days in the hospital. As with any surgery, many complications can arise. These include infection that can stem from the large incision and internal bleeding.

To reduce post-operative pain and minimize recovery time, Dignity Health specialists perform minimally invasive surgery through small incisions, using specialized instruments and advanced techniques.

Minimally invasive procedures offer patients a host of potential benefits, including:

  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster recovery
  • fewer post-operative complications
  • less blood loss, pain, scarring, and risk of infection

Our minimally invasive surgery specialists use the most advanced robotic and laparoscopic techniques to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions, including:

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • hernia
  • pancreatic cysts
  • parathyroid conditions
  • polyps
  • prostate cancer
  • robotic hysterectomy
  • sarcoidosis
  • small bowel disease
  • tuberculosis
  • tumors
  • urology

After surgery, you will spend some time in the recovery room where our caring nurses will monitor your vital signs and overall health as you “wake up” from anesthesia. From there, your surgery care team will transfer you to a regular hospital room for more monitoring.

Most people go home within 24 hours of minimally invasive surgery. However, the length of your hospital stay will depend on the procedure, its potential complications, and your overall health. Your care team will provide you with any information you need to know about your recovery period, such as what activities to avoid or medications to take.