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Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you’re a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure, we offer a variety of techniques that ensure less pain, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
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At Methodist, we offer many low-risk surgical candidates the option of minimally invasive procedures – including laparoscopic and robotic surgery – for the removal of the:

  • Appendix
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Prostate
  • Uterus

Less invasive options may also be used to treat:

  • A problem hernia
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Damaged heart valves
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ureter blockages or narrowing

State-of-the-Art Care

Our team of board-certified surgeons uses some of the most advanced treatment options available to help guide you toward healing and improved quality of life.

Da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System

This minimally invasive computer-assisted system provides our surgeons with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. With just a few small incisions, patients can expect less pain and a quicker recovery.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

TAVR, a minimally invasive treatment option for treating damaged aortic valves, involves a small incision in the groin. A catheter is run through the femoral artery and guided toward the heart. A new valve travels through the catheter and is deployed inside the damaged valve, allowing it to expand properly. The catheter is then removed, and the incision is closed.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

TCAR, a minimally invasive treatment option for carotid artery disease, involves a small incision near the collarbone. A stent is placed into the carotid artery through a small poke hole while blood flow is temporarily reversed. Small particles of plaque that would otherwise break off and travel upward to the brain are filtered out of the blood, further decreasing the risk of stroke.

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

This minimally invasive surgical technique is used to diagnose and treat problems in the chest. It involves a tiny camera and surgical instruments that are inserted into the chest through one or more small incisions.
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