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Minimally Invasive Surgery

The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) in the U.S. was performed in 1988, but the procedure wasn’t widely adopted until the mid-1990s.

How Minimally-Invasive Surgery Works

Minimally-invasive procedures allow surgeons to make smaller surgical incisions through which they insert a special lens called a laparoscope that includes a thin, pencil-shaped camera. Using this tool, they can visualize the surgical site and insert additional surgical instruments through the small incisions.

These techniques can provide a shorter recovery time, less pain and reduced risk of infection over traditional open surgery, getting patients back to their daily routines faster.

How do you benefit from minimally-invasive surgery?

  • Faster discharge – As a result of significantly less postoperative pain and faster healing, patients can be discharged from the hospital more quickly than with open surgery
  • Fewer complications – A smaller incision means there is less chance of wound complications such as infection
  • Less blood loss – With open surgeries, blood loss can be significant. Because the incisions associated with minimally-invasive procedures are very small, less blood loss occurs
  • Minimal scarring – Better cosmetic results are achieved with the smaller incisions used in minimally-invasive surgery. Open surgeries often result in large scars
  • Quicker recovery – With many of these procedures, a more rapid recovery is possible, meaning patients can return to work and other activities much sooner
  • Reduced pain – Because these approaches are less invasive and often do not require splitting muscle layers or making large incisions, there is less pain involved during the healing process
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Our team of highly-trained surgeons is ready to answer your questions.

Timothy S. Pilla


Thoracic Surgery

David J. Lynch


Thoracic Surgery

Hsu-Tsai Chi


General Surgery

Christopher Bashian


Bariatric Surgery

Our Minimally-Invasive Surgery Specialties

The specially-trained surgeons on our medical staff are experienced in performing dozens of minimally-invasive procedures. Using techniques that require smaller incisions and have less impact on healthy tissue helps you heal and recover more quickly so you can get back to your life and your family.

Why Choose Inspira for Surgical Care

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