Minimally Invasive Surgery
The University of Kansas Health System offers the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available today. Our surgeons have been performing and refining minimally invasive surgery since the early 1980s, and were among the first members of the international Minimally Invasive Robotic Association.
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.
Minimally invasive surgery overview
Traditional surgery usually requires invasive procedures through large incisions, followed by a longer stay in the hospital. Minimally invasive surgery can offer greater precision and control than traditional open surgery, with an incision of less than 1 inch. This minimizes the pain and risk of traditional surgery and allows faster recovery and improved clinical outcomes. Using the latest technology, our surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive procedures more efficiently than ever before.
Why choose us for minimally invasive surgery
Our doctors and surgeons constantly develop and apply new minimally invasive procedures and surgeries that can benefit you. 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 people.
Our surgeons have performed thousands 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.