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General Minimally Invasive Surgery

Ascension Crittenton Hospital offers the latest technology in general minimally invasive surgical techniques. General minimally invasive surgery focuses on abdominal contents including:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small bowel
  • Colon
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Bile ducts

Surgeons are often also able to address the thyroid gland as well as diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue areas, and hernias.

Minimally invasive surgery may not be the best option in all situations, but when it is, patients will benefit from faster recovery. Minimally invasive surgeries are based on the principle of diminishing the extent of tissue disruption required to reach the area of interest by a surgeon. Studies show that less invasive techniques can dramatically reduce the negative effects of inflammation.

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