Minimally invasive surgery means smaller incisions, less scarring and blood loss, reduced pain, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay. With so many benefits, minimally invasive surgery has become the preferred approach for treatment of multiple conditions requiring surgery.
Most surgical cases completed at Lowell General today are minimally invasive procedures. This type of surgery has excellent outcomes — typically decreasing post-operative discomfort as well as helping to speed along healing. Many of these operations can be done as day surgery or with just an overnight stay. Minimally invasive techniques are often used for General Surgery, Urology, Bariatric, Cancer, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) procedures. These techniques use fewer and smaller incisions where a surgeon works through small tubes inserted into the body.
Types of minimally invasive surgery include: