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 procedures using laparoscopic and robotic-assisted technology 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, hernia repair, bariatric or “weight loss” surgery, hysterectomy, thyroid surgery, spine surgery, prostate surgery and ENT procedures.