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Neurology at Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive procedures offer patients several significant benefits. Firstly, they involve smaller incisions, resulting in reduced trauma to the body, less pain during recovery, and shorter hospital stays. Additionally, these techniques utilize advanced technology for greater precision and accuracy, leading to fewer complications and better outcomes compared to traditional surgeries. Furthermore, minimally invasive procedures often result in minimal scarring, lower risk of infection, and faster return to normal activities.

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Common types of minimally invasive procedures

Minimally invasive techniques are effective treatment options for a wide range of medical conditions, often with reduced patient discomfort and faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgeries. Below are some of the most frequently performed minimally invasive procedures:

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

  • Appendectomy

  • Sleeve gastrectomy

  • Gastric bypass

  • Prostatectomy

  • Arthroscopic surgery (for knee, shoulder, hip, ankle)

  • Spinal decompression (for herniated discs, spinal stenosis)

  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty (for spinal fractures)

  • Total or partial joint replacement (for knee, hip)

  • Hysteroscopy (for uterine polyps, fibroids)

  • Endometrial ablation 

  • Tubal ligation 

  • Left atrial appendage closure (for atrial fibrillation)

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Overall, the advantages of minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Faster recovery times

  • Reduced pain and scarring

  • Fewer complications

  • Improved outcomes 

These factors make them a highly desirable option for patients seeking medical treatment, providing both physical and psychological benefits.

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