Minimally Invasive Surgery

The surgeons at MaineHealth are committed to providing the highest standard of care for minimally invasive surgeries.

Surgery procedures can be overwhelming. Patients should receive all the information they need about the various surgery options, including minimally invasive surgery.

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a procedure involving one or more small incisions using laparoscopic tools. Surgeons use minimally invasive surgery techniques for many procedures.

It is generally safer than traditional open surgeries and can reduce damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Talk with your provider to determine if a minimally invasive surgery procedure is right for you.

Types of minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a technique used for many conditions requiring surgical care:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac valve surgery:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Joint replacement
  • Neurosurgery:
  • Pancreaticobiliary

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