Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Surgeons at Southwest Healthcare have expertise in numerous specialties and perform a wide variety of procedures. We offer both minimally invasive and traditional surgeries, and use robotic technology to assist the surgeons when possible. Our surgeons perform both inpatient and outpatient procedures using advanced equipment, tools and techniques.
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Our surgical team has extensive experience and expertise in many surgical specialties, including:
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Ear, nose throat (ENT) surgery
- Eye surgery
- Hand and foot surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Orthopedic surgery (including total hip and knee replacements)
- Plastic/reconstructive surgery
- Spine surgery (including spinal fusion)
- Sports medicine procedures
- Urological surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Weight-loss surgery
Types of Surgical Procedures
We offer traditional open surgery, but we can also perform many procedures using minimally invasive techniques and with robotic assistance.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Many of today’s surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. This involves making small incisions and then inserting surgical instruments and cameras into the incisions to help guide the surgeon. This type of surgery has numerous advantages over traditional open surgery. These include less pain, less blood loss, minimal scarring, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.
Robotic surgery helps surgeons perform procedures with greater precision and accuracy. The surgeon controls the robot through a computer, which has small tools attached to a robotic arm. At no time is the surgeon not in control of the procedure.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery are right for you.