Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery involves small incisions — ones large enough to allow for insertion of the needed tools (mini-camera, laparoscopic tubing, fiber-optic flashlights, endoscopes). Sometimes no incision is necessary, as the tools are inserted into an existing body cavity.
Surgeons use this advanced technique to limit the scarring from surgery and allow patients an easier recovery.
What to expect
You will be asked to limit medications, alcohol and to prepare by filling your prescriptions and completing needed lab work, such as blood or urine tests.
The day before and the day of surgery, follow the surgeon’s instructions on food, drink, bathing and hygiene.
After surgery, you may spend time in a recovery room. You will be prescribed pain medication and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection. The length of your stay will vary depending upon the type of procedure.
Make an appointment
To request an appointment or to make a referral to one of our physicians, call 210-450-1000.
For information about cancer treatment or clinical trials: 1-800-340-2872.