Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally-invasive surgeryPhysicians on staff at The George Washington University Hospital are recognized internationally for their expertise in performing and developing sophisticated minimally invasive techniques that are revolutionizing surgery.

Having surgery used to mean spending several days in a hospital and weeks in recovery, leaving you with lengthy scars. Today's new minimally invasive procedures have changed all that. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions so patients experience smaller scars and faster recoveries.

Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedures offer many options for both the physician and the patient. Compared with traditional surgery, MIS procedures offer the following advantages:

  • Smaller incisions resulting in reduced pain and discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Greater surgical precision
  • Enhanced visualization of the surgical site
  • Less trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss and a decreased need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries
Surgeons can perform some minimally invasive procedures robotically, which can lead to improved patient outcomes. See what robotic procedures are offered at the GW Hospital.
We offer minimally-invasive procedures in an outpatient setting.
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Minimally Invasive

Can your procedure be performed with a minimally invasive technique? GW Hospital has many minimally invasive offerings, including:

Bladder, Kidney, Prostate (Urology)
Brain and Spine (Neurosurgery)
Chest and Lung (Thoracic)
Colon and Rectal
Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy
Heart and Vascular
Joints and Bones (Orthopaedics)
Robotic Surgery (using the da Vinci Robot)
Aortic Aneurysms

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