Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Medical Faculty Associates specializes in a variety of procedures and services and are committed to improving our patient's surgical experience through minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is any surgical technique that does not require a large incision. This relatively new approach allows the patient to recuperate faster with less pain. Not all conditions are suitable for laparoscopic surgery. MIS or laparoscopic procedures offer many options for both the physician and the patient. Compared with traditional surgery, laparoscopic procedures offer the following advantages:
The MIS surgeons specialize in minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgical techniques that utilize small incisions to perform advanced gastrointestinal surgery. These incisions are typically less than one inch. Since smaller incisions are used, patients experience a faster recovery and less pain. All of the MIS surgeons are experienced with these evolving techniques. Many of the surgeons utilize emerging technologies such as robotics, state of the art imaging, and innovative equipment. All of these technologies allow the MIS staff to stay on the cutting edge of medical and surgical advances in order to provide outstanding patient care. Along with excellent clinical outcomes, the MIS staff cultivates a research environment to explore basic science and industry related products to enhance patient care in the future.
Many surgical techniques now fall under minimally invasive surgery: