At Riverview Regional Medical Center we believe in delivering the highest level of treatment. Through the use of an advanced surgical technique, minimally invasive Laparoscopic surgery allows our surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions, sometimes as small as a few millimeters. He is able to view the inside of a patient using a microscopic camera that is placed in the body through a thin flexible tube called a laparoscope. Images from the camera are projected onto screens in the operating room and using specialized instruments, the surgeon completes the procedure without making a traditional large incision.
This technology allows our doctor to operate with greater precision and perform smaller or fewer incisions. For the patient it means decreased patient discomfort, lower risk of infection and complications, decreased post surgery recovery time and lower downtime.
Not all patients or procedures are appropriate for minimally invasive surgical techniques. Talk to your physician to learn more.