Minimally Invasive Surgery
Providence Tarzana Medical Center specializes in offering patients leading-edge minimally invasive surgery procedures and methods whenever possible. With advances in technology and state-of-the-art equipment, laparoscopic instruments allow surgeons to avoid traditional “open” procedures and use minimally invasive techniques. These surgeries are be performed through tiny incisions that reduce scarring and bleeding and offer shorter recovery times for patients.
During laparoscopic surgery small incisions are made for a laparoscope (a tiny camera connected to a video cord) and surgical tools to be inserted into the body. By watching a monitor, the surgeon is able to see inside the body to perform the surgery.
Today, minimally invasive surgery has become the preferred approach to a growing number of major surgeries that previously involved large incisions and lengthy recuperations. At Providence Holy Cross, we offer minimally invasive surgery in most specialties including general surgery, gynecology, urology, ENT, gastroenterology, and spinal operations.
Benefits may include:
- Smaller scars and less pain
- Reduced blood loss during surgery
- Faster recovery and less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced chance of complications
- Faster rehabilitation and return to normal activities
- Quicker return to home, work and normal activities