Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
 
About Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Who is a Candidate?
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries
 
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Who is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Unfortunately, not every patient is a candidate for this type of procedure, therefore you should speak to your physician about your surgical options. Although minimally invasive surgery is less invasive than traditional "open" surgery, no surgery is minor. Surgeons who perform minimally invasive surgery advise patients to remember that these procedures have many benefits, but they also carry the risks of traditional surgery.

Patients who schedule a minimally invasive surgery should prepare for bed rest immediately following the procedure and several weeks of recovery. In most cases, minimally invasive surgeries require general anesthesia and therefore, patients should abstain from food or drink after midnight prior to their procedure.

 


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