Minimally invasive surgical care in Denver
Advances in robotic and laparoscopic surgical practices have led to incredible innovations in minimally invasive surgery. These techniques offer the same outcomes as traditional surgery but without many of the downsides, allowing you to heal and get back to your normal activities faster.
Many of the surgeons within the HealthONE Physician Group network of providers utilize the latest minimally invasive surgical technology to afford our surgeons better maneuvering and precision, ensuring safer operations and the most positive patient outcomes.
For more information about our minimally invasive surgical options, please make an appointment.
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery focuses on performing surgical procedures through smaller incisions than traditional surgeries, while delivering similar results. Patients benefit from minimally invasive approaches in several ways, including:
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Less change of complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery and return to normal life
Robotic surgery is a symbiotic process between technology and surgeon. Procedures are completed via a combination of small surgical instruments and a 3D high-definition camera. While the robot does the heavy lifting, your surgeon is in complete control 100 percent of the time during the procedure.
Operating from just a few feet away at a control module, the robot mimics a surgeon's hand movements and translates them to the procedure. Through this advanced technology, the robotic arms are able to move with more precision and control than what is possible with the human hand.
Our experienced surgical teams perform numerous types of robotic surgeries, including:
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
Across these disciplines, our surgeons are equipped to perform the following specific procedures using a minimally invasive approach:
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hernia surgery
- Hip replacement
- Kidney surgery
- Knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Partial nephrectomy
- Transoral robotic surgery
In addition to robotic surgery, our suite of minimally invasive surgical options includes various forms of laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive practice that uses a laparoscope (a thin tool with a light and camera on the end) along with other surgical instruments to perform complex procedures via a tube placed into a small incision. Once your surgeon has placed the laparoscope and the other instruments through the tube, the camera is used to view the surgical area, allowing the surgeon to operate without having to make large incisions to view the internal cavities up close.
Our surgeons are pleased to offer our patients numerous laparoscopic surgical options, including:
- Abdominal pain evaluation
- Achalasia surgery
- Breast and sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Colon surgery
- Complex abdominal wall hernia repair
- Gallbladder surgery
- Gastroesophageal reflux surgery
- Small bowel surgery