Small Cuts, Quicker Recovery
Today, many surgeries make less of an impact on the body and require less recuperation time than operations did in the past. Virtua surgeons provide a number of minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, procedures across a range of specialties.
During minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon makes small incisions – usually 1 to 3 inches in length or less – then inserts tiny surgical tools and a specialized camera into your body.
Your surgeon can see inside your body and perform the operation without needing to make a larger incision as in a traditional “open” surgery. This causes less trauma to other tissues. Benefits can include a lower risk of infection and pain and a quicker return to your normal activities.
Virtua’s board-certified surgeons perform thousands of minimally invasive surgeries every year, including: knee and hip replacement, rotator cuff repair, gall bladder removal, appendectomy, gastric bypass (also known as bariatric or “weight loss” surgery), hysterectomy, spine surgery, and prostate surgery.