Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgeons at Cedars-Sinai are pioneers of minimally invasive techniques in Southern California. These procedures help you recover faster and with less scarring.
Why Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Our teams have extensive experience and training with minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgical systems. Our surgeons operate through tiny incisions using thin, flexible tubes, small cameras and miniaturized surgical instruments.
Minimally invasive surgery offers several advantages over traditional surgery, including:
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery time
- Less time spent in the hospital
- Lower risk of infection
- Better outcomes
- Quicker recovery in between cancer surgery and other treatments
Our Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery
At Cedars-Sinai, our team treats a range of conditions using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Surgeries include:
Minimally invasive robotic surgery provides 3D visualization of tumors, so surgeons can see exactly what to treat or remove. We then use the robotically operated instruments to treat the area with great precision.
We insert thin, flexible scopes with cameras through small incisions (or through existing openings such as the mouth) to access the affected area. We then use tiny surgical instruments to perform the procedure, without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.