Minimally Invasive Surgery Options

When you are facing surgery, you owe it to yourself to find out if your condition can be treated with a minimally invasive option at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

A simple call to our Incision Decision Line could lead you to a procedure with a smaller incision, less pain, reduced risk of complications and a shorter recovery time.

Incision Decision Line - 1.574.647.6800

Minimally invasive surgery is any procedure that is less invasive than open surgery, such as laparoscopic surgeries. Physicians determine if a patient is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery based on factors such as medical condition, age and health history.

Call our Incision Decision Line at 1.574.647.6800 for referral to a minimally invasive surgeon.

Breakthrough Treatments, Successful Operations

Utilizing leading-edge technology, including two of the most advanced da Vinci © Surgical Systems, the specialists at Memorial's Minimally Invasive Surgery Services perform the region's most comprehensive range of robotic and endoscopic procedures.

  • Open and da Vinci Hysterectomy Incisions
    Hysterectomy

    Your hysterectomy doesn't have to disrupt your life. With a hysterectomy, the more that can be minimized, the better.

    Our surgeons are able to perform hysterectomies laparoscopically as well as robotically with the use of the advanced da Vinci © Surgical System. Both of these options have shown the potential to produce better outcomes while reducing scarring and the risk of infection as compared to traditional surgery.

    Before you have a hysterectomy, call our Incision Decision Line at 1.574.647.6800 for referral to a minimally invasive surgeon.
     
  • Open and da Vinci Prostatectomy Incisions
    Prostatectomy

    Minimally invasive prostate surgery can maximize your recovery. Need prostate surgery, but don't like hospitals? Let's talk.

    In cases where removal of the prostate is necessary, some patients are eligible for da Vinci © prostatectomies. Utilizing leading-edge technology, including two of the most advanced da Vinci © Surgical Systems, our urologists are able to perform this proven technique that can reduce risk of urinary incontinence and loss of sexual function.

    Before you have a prostate surgery, call our Incision Decision Line at 1.574.647.6800 for referral to a minimally invasive surgeon.
     
  • Sinus Problems

    The Balloon Sinuplasty approach
    Now there's a gentler solution to your sinus problems. Minimally invasive sinus surgery can make breathing easier...easier.

    Sinus Surgery: We are able to treat chronic sinus problems with an endoscopic technique that uses a balloon to gently push the septum out of the way and which has proven quite beneficial to patients.

    Transoral Surgery: Our experts may utilize the da Vinci © Surgical System to access and remove tumors that were previously only treatable by radiation, chemotherapy or radical traditional surgery.

    Before you have a sinus surgery, call our Incision Decision Line at 1.574.647.6800 for referral to a minimally invasive surgeon.

  • Spine
    Herniated Discs

    Here, little incisions can provide big relief from herniated discs. Minimally invasive back surgery isn't a miracle. But it can feel like one.

    Back/Spine: Minimally invasive discectomy relieves the pain of herniated discs and patients often go home the day of surgery and return to normal activity within a shorter period of time.

    Knees: Arthroscopy is useful for diagnosis as well as treatment of a variety of problems, particularly sports injuries.

    Before you have back or joint surgery, call our Incision Decision Line at 1.574.647.6800 for referral to a minimally invasive surgeon. 
     
Memorial's da Vinci © trained surgeons

Learn more about Memorial's da Vinci © trained surgeons, including their specialties and procedures performed.

Incision Decision Line - 1.574.647.6800