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Minimally Invasive Surgery at Tanner for Faster Recovery

For most people, surgery is not the ordeal it used to be. Minimally invasive procedures – made possible through advances in medicine and technology – allow physicians to work with more precise tools through smaller incisions, allowing for a faster and safer recovery for patients.

In fact, about 90 percent of all surgical cases performed at Tanner Health System are on a same-day basis, with the patient discharged from the hospital to recover at home within 24-hours of their procedure.

Using sophisticated techniques, such as endoscopy, laparoscopy and arthroscopy, surgeons are able to perform many procedures through a series of small, half-inch incisions. In fact, a number of procedures are now performed using a single small incision, or even openings already available on the body.

In addition to endoscopic, laparascopic and arthroscopic minimally invasive surgeries, Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton also offers specially trained surgeons the option of performing robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgical procedures on the da Vinci Xi and da Vinci Si HD surgical systems.

Smaller incisions and minimally invasive procedures help to accelerate recovery, since smaller incisions heal faster. Also, because the incisions are smaller, there are fewer risks of complications, such as infection.

Physicians on Tanner's medical staff perform the following minimally invasive surgeries at Tanner surgery centers:

  • Bladder cancer surgery
  • Bowel surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract surgery
  • Gastroenterology therapies
  • GERD (heartburn) surgery with no incision
  • Gynecologic surgery for cancer or other conditions
  • Hernia and abdominal wall surgery
  • Hip, knee and shoulder surgery
  • Hysterectomy and other uterine disorders
  • Kidney disease surgery
  • Liver surgery for cancer and other conditions
  • Liver transplant living donor surgery
  • Lung and airway therapies
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery)
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Parkinson's disease and movement disorder surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
  • Tinnitus surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • And more

With surgery centers located in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen, most patients have the option to have their procedure performed at the Tanner surgery center nearest them. To learn more about the quality of care and patient safety that you'll receive at Tanner, go to Compare Our Care.

Ask your physician or surgeon if minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery is right for you. For a physician referral, go to Find a Doctor or call 770.214.CARE.

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