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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

Traditional surgical operations require lengthy hospital stays, significant downtime, and large incisions. However, thanks to the advent of minimally invasive surgery, it’s now possible to receive the operative care you need, but as an outpatient procedure. The team at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, proudly offers minimally invasive surgery to men, women, and children. Request your consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery techniques allow your doctor to perform surgical operations with smaller and fewer incisions than traditional surgery. Additionally, minimally invasive surgery is safer overall, requires less downtime, lowers your risk of infection, and provides a much easier healing process.

Some minimally invasive procedures use robotic technology, but at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., the team offers laparoscopic procedures that use small cameras, lights, and tools to fit through small incisions in your skin. 

What types of issues do laparoscopic procedures treat?

Laparoscopic surgery is quite versatile. Originally, doctors used laparoscopy to perform gynecological operations such as vaginal hysterectomies and gallbladder surgery. However, it’s now used to perform surgery on various organs, including the liver and intestines. 

A laparoscope contains a microscopic camera and light, so your surgeon can see your internal organs and surrounding soft tissues, without the need for large or unsightly incisions. 

How does minimally invasive surgery work?

Before the invention of laparoscopic procedures, surgery involved your doctor making a cut between 6-12 inches long. This allowed them to see what they were doing, but also presented significant risk and required lengthy hospital stays and recovery times. 

During laparoscopic surgery, your doctor makes a series of small cuts, no more than half an inch long. Then, your doctor carefully inserts a thin tube through each opening and pushes a special camera and small surgical tools through those.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery presents several benefits, including: 

  • Smaller scars
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain
  • Quicker healing

Also, minimally invasive surgery allows you to return to your favorite activities sooner and presents a lower risk of internal scarring.  

What are outpatient services?

Outpatient services are tests or medical procedures that your doctor performs on-site without the need for an overnight stay. One procedure that the team at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. regularly performs as an outpatient procedure is vaginal hysterectomy. Typically, this surgery only takes a few hours. However, you’ll still need a friend or family member to drive you home afterward.

To learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, make an appointment at Aspen Medical Group Inc. today by calling the office, or using the online booking tool.