Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Miriam Hospital

Smaller incisions, less discomfort, less blood loss and shorter recoveries. The benefits of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery are clear. Patients experience minimal scarring and are back to their normal activities faster.

Every day, skilled surgeons from many specialties at The Miriam Hospital perform minimally invasive procedures using the most sophisticated technology, including robotics and computer navigation.

    minimal surgery laparoscope

    Smaller is Better

    The laparoscope, an instrument that looks like a small telescope with a light and a video camera, is inserted so the doctor can view an area.

    The minimally invasive surgery program is directed by Siva Vithiananthan, MD. To learn more about why smaller is better, call 401-793-4545.

    In our state-of-the art operating rooms, The Miriam's minimally invasive surgery team offers a variety of procedures:

    Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

    • Gastric adjustable banding (lap band/Realize band procedure)
    • Gastric bypass (weight loss surgery)
    • Gastric sleeve resection
    • StomaphyX, endoluminal surgery

    Colon and Rectal Surgery (performed with robotic technology when appropriate)

    • Colon and rectal resection for benign and malignant diseases
    • Colostomy creation
    • Rectal prolapse repair
    • Trans anal endoscopic microsurgery

    Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

    Orthopedic surgery (performed with computer navigation technology)

    Thoracic Surgery

    • Tracheostomy
    • Video assisted lung resection
    • Video assisted decortication for empyema
    • Video assisted resection of bullae
    • Pulmonary and esophageal stenting
    • Transtracheal biopsy with endobronchial ultrasound

    Urologic surgery (performed with robotic technology)

    • Prostatectomy
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Ureterolithotomy

    Vascular surgery

    • Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
    • Peripheral arterial angioplasty and stenting
    • Cartoid stenting
    • Endovenous ablation