If you need surgery, you want to recover as quickly and easily as possible. Traditional open surgery with a large incision tends to lead to a longer recovery, more pain and more complications. Minimally invasive surgery reduces the incision size to several small ones, which means less pain, a faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, specialists offer the latest in minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. This includes:
- Robotic and laparoscopic surgery in the abdomen.
- Robotic and arthroscopic surgery for conditions affecting the joints.
- Robotic and thoracoscopic surgery for chest conditions.
Regardless of the minimally invasive platform, the desired outcome depends on the experience and skill of the surgical team. All of the robotic platforms and technology enhancements at ABSMC are directly controlled by highly skilled, engaged and experienced surgeons – who bring the same skill to open or laparoscopic surgery.