Minimally Invasive Surgery
The surgical team at Mount Sinai Queens is comprised of highly trained, board certified surgeons and anesthesiologists, skilled physician assistants, and experienced surgical nurses. At Mount Sinai Queens, our expert surgical teams combine technology and compassion to deliver first-rate patient care.
Since the 1990s, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized the way surgeons perform operations. Also known as laparoscopic surgery, this minimally invasive technique can result in faster recovery times, less pain, less scarring, and less likelihood of infections or other complications, compared to traditional, open surgical procedures.
With minimally invasive surgery, surgeons insert special video cameras and instruments into the patient through tiny openings. These devices allow the surgeon to see inside the body and perform operations while viewing the camera image on a video monitor in the operating room.
More than half of laparoscopic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home to begin recuperating the same day in some cases. Minimally invasive surgeries are performed in many surgical specialties to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions:
- Minimally invasive abdominal surgery: including appendix, colon, gallbladder, hernia, and liver
- Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery: including colon cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal cancer, and rectal prolapse
- Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery: including endometrial ablation, treatment of endometriosis and fibroids, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, oophorectomy, ovarian cystectomy, pelvic laparoscopy, tubal ligation, and vaginal hysterectomy
- Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery: including all joint replacements, repair of hip fractures, and sports medicine treatments
- Minimally invasive thoracic surgery: including lung resections and surgeries to treat esophageal and mediastinal conditions
- Minimally invasive urologic surgery: including nephrectomies, tripsis for the removal of stones and surgery to correct urethral blockage
- Minimally invasive vascular surgery: including aortic aneurysm repair, endovascular stenting and arterectomies, and management of peripheral vascular disease such as stenting, vessel validation, removal of plaques, and laser ablation of varicose veins
Minimally Invasive Care at Mount Sinai Queens
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