South Shore Hospital is committed to exploring new and innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques and procedures, making surgery less demanding and more comfortable for the patient. Advances in technology have enabled an increase in the ability to treat a variety of conditions utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Surgery can now be performed using small incisions that can be closed with a few stitches.
At South Shore Hospital, our surgeons can now correct many problems without requiring major surgery involving large incisions. Specialized techniques such as miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber optic lights and high definition monitors, as well as robot-assisted surgical systems can be performed both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
There are many benefits minimally invasive surgery can offer patients, including:
- Small incisions
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Fewer complications
- Reduced risk of herniation or wound separation