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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Associated Surgical Center

Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

Minimally invasive surgery uses cutting-edge tools and treatment methods to operate with less resulting trauma than traditional open surgery. Because minimally invasive surgery requires fewer incisions and less blood loss, it’s also considered safer and boasts quicker recovery times. The team of expert surgeons at Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, has years of experience performing minimally invasive surgery. If you’re interested in learning more, request an appointment by calling this Chicagoland office or using the online booking tool today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of surgical techniques that use smaller incisions and tools than traditional open surgery. As a result, minimally invasive surgery promises less pain, shorter hospital stays, and fewer complications, in general. 

Laparoscopy is one of the earliest types of minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopy involves your Associated Surgical Center provider making a small incision in your skin and using tiny cameras and surgical instruments to correct problems with your organs or joints. Laparoscopy provides your surgeon with a 3D view of the surgical site, improving precision, flexibility, and control. 

Are there different types of minimally invasive surgery?

At Associated Surgical Center, the team offers several different types of minimally invasive surgery, including:

  • Lap cholecystectomy
  • Lap colon resection
  • Lap lysis of adhesions
  • Lap hernia repair
  • Lap appendectomy
  • Evaluation of chronic abdominal pain
  • Fundoplication for acid reflux
  • Treatment for diaphragmatic hernias
  • Tumor resection

The team also provides diagnostic laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery used to pinpoint the source of your symptoms.

Is minimally invasive surgery safe?

Minimally invasive surgery is safe and well-tolerated. It first entered the medical scene in the 1980s and has become increasingly popular every year. Many surgeons prefer minimally invasive surgery over traditional open operations. This is because they’re less risky and present fewer complications. 

That said, no surgery is entirely risk-free. You might experience complications with anesthesia, bleeding, or an infection. To reduce your risk of these and other issues, make sure you’re completely open and honest during your initial consultation. Let your surgeon know about any chronic conditions you have, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and make sure they know about any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you’re currently taking.

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Only a trained surgeon, like those at Associated Surgical Center, can determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.

Request your minimally invasive surgery consultation at Associated Surgical Center today by calling the office or using the online booking tool. 

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