Less pain, fewer scars, and quicker recovery: minimally invasive surgery gets you back to your life and the people you love.
At Middlesex Health, we know that surgery is an interruption. But with minimally invasive techniques—such as videoscopy and da Vinci® Robot-Assisted surgery—our surgeons can deliver the surgical care you need with more precision and less trauma to the body. This means that there is a lower risk of complications and much shorter recovery time—so that you can return to your normal activities as soon as possible.
Videoscopic surgery allows physicians to see and work inside the body without making the large incisions required by traditional surgery. Instead, the surgeon uses small “ports” through which surgical instruments are passed. A videoscope – a tiny video camera connected to a television monitor – functions as a visual guide for the surgeon.
Our expert surgeons are specially trained to perform many procedures with the assistance of videoscopy. These include, but are not limited to:
- adhesiolysis (removal of adhesions)
- advanced shoulder arthroscopy (visualization, diagnosis, and treatment of shoulder conditions)
- appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
- arthroscopic hip surgery
- cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
- conscious pain mapping
- hernia repair
- gastrointestinal procedures
- gynecologic procedures
- Nissen fundoplication for Reflux/GERD
- oncologic procedures (cancer surgeries)
In traditional videoscopic surgeries, the laparoscope or endoscope was held by an assisting physician or nurse, often resulting in unsteady positioning. With the AESOP system, a robotic arm "hovers" over the patient and holds the scope, giving the physician a steady, clear picture of the surgical area.
Since the system is computer-driven and voice-activated, the physician can have instant positioning on command and even "save the position" for later recall.
As with all minimally invasive techniques, there are many benefits for you - our patient. These include:
- less blood loss
- less pain
- less scarring
- less trauma to the body
- shorter hospital stays
- shorter recovery time at home
Finding Relief: Treatments for Reflux/GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)—also known as reflux or heartburn—is a common condition that causes discomfort and even debilitating pain for millions of Americans. For some patients, medications do not provide relief, but there are surgeries that can help.
At Middlesex Health, we are proud to offer multiple procedures for the treatment of GERD through our Center for Advanced Surgery.
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