Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedures are done to repair injuries to joints, muscles and bones and to diagnose and treat certain diseases. Learn more about surgical procedures from our experts.

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    What is minimally invasive surgery for pediatric procedures?
    Doctors use minimally invasive surgery when possible, including for pediatric procedures. Watch Saundra Kay, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery, discuss why minimally invasive surgery is preferred based on the benefits it provides patients.
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    What are some minimally invasive procedures for children?
    Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly used in medical procedures for children. In this video, Steve Rothenberg, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery, gives an overview of the common minimally invasive procedures performed. 
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    What will my child's scars be like after surgery?
    Most scarring after surgery is minimal -- especially in minimally invasive procedures --  but each person scars differently. In this video, Saundra Kay, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery, discusses scarring after pediatric operations.
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    What are the latest techniques in bladder surgery to avoid using mesh?
    Doctors now utilize regenerative tissue methods, rather than mesh in bladder surgery. Watch this video to learn more from Susan Crockett, MD, obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Methodist Hospital.
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    What techniques do you use to decrease narcotic pain control after surgery?
    There are a variety of techniques doctors use to decrease the need for narcotic pain control after surgery. Watch this video to learn more from Susan Crockett, MD, obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Methodist Hospital.
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    What considerations should I take when choosing a robotic surgeon?
    Susan Crockett, MD, obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Methodist Hospital, encourages patients to base the surgeon they choose on the complexity of their medical problems. Watch this video to learn more about obstetrics and gynecology. 
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    How soon after robotic surgery can I resume daily activities?
    Susan Crockett, MD, obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Methodist Hospital, says that patients can get back to work about 12 days after robotic surgery. Watch this video to learn more about obstetrics, gynecology and robotic surgery.  
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    What Is the Process of Colorectal Surgery?
    In this video, Joseph Corallo, MD, Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital & Medical Center, discusses the procedure of colorectal surgery for removing cancer.
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    Do you Prefer Robotic Surgery or Laparoscopic Surgery?
    In this video, Meenakshi Jain, MD, specializing in gynecology at St. Petersburg General Hospital, explains when she realized robotics were the best way to perform gynecologic procedures.
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    The da Vinci robotic surgery system is used to perform general surgery procedures. The robot can move in a 360-degree direction at all angles. Surgeons are able to control the robot with their own hands, so it’s as if their hands are in the person without having to make a large incision.

    Using the da Vinci robotic surgery system leads to smaller incisions than a more conventional open procedure. The recovery time is often a full day quicker than it would be otherwise, and the postoperative pain is less.

    There are a number of advantages to da Vinci robotic surgery for people having gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, or hernia and reflux procedures.
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