Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Riverview Surgical Center

Surgery Center located in South Sioux City, NE

Surgery used to be a dangerous undertaking, with long, painful recovery times. But with minimally invasive surgery, that’s no longer the case. If you require surgery of any kind, reach out to your Riverview Surgical Center provider, located in South Sioux City, Nebraska, to see if minimally invasive surgery can work for you.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

What is minimally invasive surgery? 

Minimally invasive surgery is any surgical procedure that uses special techniques designed to cause less trauma and potential damage to your body than open surgery. 


What are some types of minimally invasive surgery?

Some of the most popular types of minimally invasive available today include:

Laparoscopy

During laparoscopy, your surgeon sees into your body using tiny cameras. They insert these within small tubes that they pass through tiny incisions, and inflate the stomach so that they can see better.

Robotic surgery

During robotic surgery, your surgeon uses microscopes that offer them a magnified, 3D view of the surgical site.

Endoscopic surgery

Endoscopic surgery involves the use of tiny cameras inside tubes, like laparoscopy. The difference between the two is that endoscopic surgery uses tiny instruments that surgeons also pass through tubes.

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is performed by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat joint conditions such as ligament tears, loose bodies, arthritis, and infection. 

 

What can you treat with minimally invasive surgery?

You can use minimally invasive surgery to perform many all the same types of treatments and procedures as you can with traditional surgery. 

Minimally invasive surgery is suitable for general surgery, lung surgery, gynecological surgery, head and neck procedures, spine procedures, neurosurgery, vascular treatments, urological treatments, orthopedic surgery, and heart surgery.

Examples include:

  • Fibroid removal
  • Joint replacement
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Herniated disc repair
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Kidney stone removal
  • Hand surgery
  • Hysterectomy

These are just a few examples of the many possibilities with minimally invasive surgery. If you want to know if your procedure can be minimally invasive, talk to your Riverview Surgical Center provider. 

 

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery has become extremely popular over the last few decades because of the many advantages it offers patients and doctors.

Some of these advantages include:

  • Shorter stays
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Less postoperative pain
  • A lower likelihood of complications, including infection
  • Quicker recovery time

It also allows your surgeon to make more precise movements during the surgical procedure.

Times have changed. If you need surgery, but you’re nervous about going under the knife, talk to your Riverview Surgical Center provider about minimally invasive surgery.