Minimally Invasive Surgery

HSHS St. Mary’s is on the forefront of providing the community with minimally invasive surgical techniques and equipment. Minimally invasive surgery relies on laparoscopic technology which uses a small camera-like device to help your surgeon see inside your body with a much smaller incision than is typical with traditional surgery. As a patient, this means you can experience less pain, lessen your incidence of infection, have a shorter hospital stay and recover faster than you would with traditional surgery.

St. Mary’s has three specialized operating rooms for minimally invasive surgical procedures, including:
  • Angioplasty
  • Appendectomy
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Laparoscopic hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Robot-assisted Surgery including single-site