Minimally Invasive Surgery
The majority of patients express fear when faced with surgery. Justifiably
so. That’s one of the main reasons surgeons at the Queen of the
Valley have made extraordinary efforts to become experts in the use of
minimally invasive surgery.
A definition: Minimally invasive surgical approaches utilize small incisions
through which cameras and instruments are passed to accomplish the operation
from within a body cavity. The minimally invasive surgical approach offers
several advantages over traditional open surgery. First of all, the cosmetic
result is almost always superior to that achieved with an open operation.
In layman’s terms, that means less scaring.
For many operations, post-operative pain is significantly reduced. Faster
discharge from the hospital and a more rapid return to full activities
are additional benefits. Queen of the Valley Medical Center is proud to
feature surgeons skilled in minimally invasive surgical procedures in
nearly every field of surgery. Queen of the Valley Medical Center offers
specialization in the following areas of minimally invasive surgery.