Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Vermont Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery specializes in surgical techniques that use small incisions and reduce complications and recovery time.


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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
In the past ten years, new devices have given surgeons the ability to conduct surgery through small incisions. We call this type of surgery "minimally invasive" because it does not require large incisions and long hospital stays.

The techniques and devices, which are sometimes called "scopes," bring a lot of benefits to patients. At Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, we're committed to using them whenever and wherever we can.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include

  • less pain, trauma, and loss of function to the patient
  • decreased blood loss during surgery
  • increased safety
  • shorter recovery

Not all surgeries or exams can be minimally invasive, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's surgeons and other specialists perform more than 50 different surgical procedures using minimally-invasive techniques. A few of these include:

  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Thyroid Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Ovarian Cyst Removal
  • Sinus Surgery