Minimally invasive surgery in West Hills, California
Surgeons at West Hills Hospital have access to advanced technology that allows for minimally invasive procedures. These dramatic advances in surgical techniques have revolutionized the way our surgeons perform a variety of surgeries in West Hills, California.
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During minimally invasive surgery, small, fiber-optic scopes and miniaturized surgical instruments are introduced into the body through small incisions—each measuring less than half an inch in length. The scopes light up the internal tissue and relay images to video monitors in the surgical suite. The entire surgical team monitors real-time images as surgeons use the specialized tools to perform the procedure.
Our medical center in West Hills, California offers a variety of minimally-invasive procedures including:
- Single-site gallbladder surgery (unique to West Hills Hospital)
- Colon resection
- ENT (ear, nose and throat) thyroidectomy
- Bladder suspension
- Spine and gastric surgeries
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery
Laparoscopic instruments allow surgeons to perform the same procedures as "open" procedures, but without the large incision. Avoiding the large incision has many benefits for surgical patients, such as:
- Less pain
- Reduced tissue scarring
- Reduced chance of infection
- Quicker return to normal activity