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Minimally Invasive Procedures

Robotic, Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery Procedures

Patients at The University of Kansas Health System receive the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available today. Our surgeons have been performing and refining minimally invasive surgery since the early 1980s. They were among the first members of the international Minimally Invasive Robotic Association.

Our surgeons have performed thousand of endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatograpy (ERCP) procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Very few surgeons in the country have been trained to perform these advanced techniques.

Endoscopic procedures

Traditional surgery usually requires invasive procedures through large incisions, followed by a longer stay in the hospital. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery, is possible thanks to advancements in engineering and computer technology.

Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery uses a tiny camera and long, thin surgical instruments that are inserted through very small incisions. The result is less pain, shorter hospitalization, faster recovery and smaller scars.

Robotic procedures

The latest robotic technology allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures more efficiently and precisely than ever before.

  • The daVinci® surgical system provides 3D imaging for a more accurate view of internal organs while offering greater precision and control than traditional open surgery. Incisions are less than an inch in size. The system also provides greater flexibility, helping surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures instead of complex ones.
  • Novalis Tx image-guided radiosurgery combines a powerful linear accelerator with advanced image guidance and motion management tools. Doctors can quickly perform precise, noninvasive procedures. Patients receive fast, accurate, nonsurgical treatments for cancer and other conditions in the brain, head, neck and body.
  • Robot-assisted spine surgery is designed to provide the best in patient care by using robotics and navigation, similar to a GPS in your car. The ExcelsiusGPS® robotic navigation system decreases time in surgery, enhances safety, improves accuracy and reduces exposure to radiation.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Procedures using robotic, minimally invasive or endoscopic techniques

Expert physicians 

We constantly develop and apply new minimally invasive procedures and surgeries that can benefit our patients immediately. We have been performing and refining minimally invasive surgical options since the early 1980s. Many of these techniques are reducing the need for certain types of traditional surgery for some patients.

Using the latest robotic technology, we perform minimally invasive procedures more efficiently and precisely than ever before. This can minimize the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows faster recovery and improved clinical outcomes.

Today, almost every type of surgery can be done less invasively. Surgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital have the technology and expertise to offer a wide range of less invasive alternatives to conventional open surgery, including minimally invasive options not available anywhere else in the region.

You and your doctor will determine the best surgical options for your condition.