Minimally Invasive Surgery Shortens Recovery Time
Skagit Regional Health offers the latest minimally invasive procedures for our patients. A minimally invasive procedure is performed by entering the body through the skin, a body cavity or anatomical opening, but with the least impact possible to these structures.
Small Incision Leads to Big Benefits
Minimally invasive surgeries allow surgeons to perform complex procedures through small incisions as an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Laparoscopy, surgery done through one or more small incisions, uses small tubes and tiny cameras and surgical instruments. Laparoscopy was one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery. There are many benefits to patients, including less recovery time, a shorter hospital stay and a lower chance of infection.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our surgeons perform many types of minimally invasive procedures, including:
- Anti-reflux surgery to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Cancer surgery
- Chest (thoracic) surgery
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Ear, nose and throat surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Digestive tract surgery, including operations on the small intestine
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Hernia repair
- Hiatal hernia repair
- Kidney surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Urologic surgery
For More Information About Minimally Invasive Surgery
To learn more about our minimally invasive surgery services, please contact one of the team members at Skagit Regional Health at 360-428-2500. We can help you make an appointment with a specialist at one of our convenient locations.