Minimally Invasive Surgery


 

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY REFERS TO A SURGICAL APPROACH THAT AIMS TO MINIMIZE TRAUMA TO THE PATIENT, RESULTING IN A LOWER AMOUNT OF PAIN AND DISCOMFORT.

At One Surgical, we specialize in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures, commonly referred to as laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopy. We work with each patient to determine the best procedure on a case-by-case basis. A small subset of our patients are not candidates for minimally invasive surgery; open surgery may be required for emergency procedures, complex anatomy or reconstructions. We strive to determine the safest, least invasive procedure with the best recovery possible.

Image of the large incision site for Open Surgery.

OPEN SURGERY

The surgeon makes a large incision to reach your organs.

An incision is made using a scalpel. The surgeon then inserts the instruments and conducts the surgery.


Image of incision sites for Laparoscopy Surgery with 5 small incisions

LAPAROSCOPY

Surgery is done through a few small incisions, using long, thin instruments and a tiny camera.

Surgeons use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications.


Image of Robotic surgery incisions with 5 small incisions

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Similar to laparoscopy, but uses a 3D, high-definition vision system, and special instruments for enhanced precision and dexterity.

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control.


Image of single incisions for robotic surgery

SINGLE INCISION

Robotic surgery performed through a single incision point for reduced scarring and faster recovery time.

Rather than the traditional four to five small incisions, a single small incision can be used at the entry point for certain operations.

 
During laparoscopy, smaller incisions are made in such a way that small instruments can be used by a surgeon to perform precise and accurate surgery. Through specialized training and experience, surgeons who perform minimally invasive procedures are able to offer alternatives to traditional, open surgery that patients may find particularly beneficial.

There are a number of advantages to you with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include:

  • Smaller incisions, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time, as well as resulting in less postoperative scarring and improved cosmetic results.
  • Less pain, leading to less pain medication needed.
  • Hospital stay is less, and often with a same day discharge which leads to a faster return to everyday living and quicker return to work.
  • Reduced complications including decreased risk of acquiring infections.
  • Reduced hemorrhaging, which reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.

One Surgical offers a wide array of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical procedures including:

To learn more about our minimally invasive surgical procedures, call (201) 343-3433 or request an appointment online.

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