We believe that the severity of surgery is ultimately related to the size of the incisions and the invasiveness of the procedure.
The division of minimally invasive surgery is dedicated to the treatment of surgical disorders in a manner that is least invasive to the body. Minimally invasive, or videoscopic, procedures use small, 5 to 10 millimeter incisions as opposed to conventional, open procedures which require large incisions.
Minimally invasive surgery results in:
Many of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
The division is also dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and technology through its educational and research programs. Educational efforts include: