Minimally Invasive Surgery
For an appointment or to speak with a member of the minimally invasive surgery team, please call (573) 882-8157 or send email.
University of Missouri Health Care's specialized surgeons are nationally recognized for their advances in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Commonly treated problems include obesity, heartburn, gallstones, hernias, and colon tumors. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS), also referred to as laparoscopic, videoscopic or keyhole surgery, is used to treat a variety of conditions.
Surgeons perform these procedures through incisions as small as 1/16 of an inch. An endoscope or laparoscope - a lighted tube with a magnifying camera - is inserted through the incision, allowing surgeons to get a close-up view of the area. Because of the smaller incisions, MIS offers many benefits over conventional open surgery. We even offer the "Stealth" procedure, which involves only single-incision or dual incision techniques. The advantages to all of our MIS include:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to regular activity
- Less pain
- Less scarring (virtually no scarring with "Stealth")
- Lower complication rates
If you have been told you need abdominal surgery, call (573) 882-8157 to schedule a consultation with one of our MIS surgeons to learn which procedure might be right for you.
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