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

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urologic surgery

Vascular Surgery
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Urological Surgery

Urology minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Videoscopic techniques allow urologists to perform a wide range of procedures including removal of lymph nodes or the opening of obstructed ureters by manipulating surgical tools through just a few tiny incisions or through the bladder.
  • Laparoscopic bladder suspension and TVT (tension free vaginal tape) procedure – For the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, these minimally invasive alternatives to standard abdominal surgery for bladder suspension, provide patients with excellent success rates while allowing them to return return to full activities at a faster pace.
  • Hand assisted laparoscopy nephrectomy – Using minimally invasive techniques, Pennsylvania Hospital urologists are able to remove the kidney. Patients experience a shorter hospital stay, less post-operative pain, and they are able to return to normal activities within two weeks.
  • Cryosurgical prostate ablation – This minimally invasive procedure freezes the prostate to remove any tumors. This procedure poses less risk to patients than standard radical prostatectomy.
  • Prostate brachytherapy – This minimally invasive procedure involves ultrasound-guided implantation of radioactive iodine seeds within the prostate gland to manage prostate cancer.
  • PVP (Photoselective vaporization of the prostate) procedure – This minimally invasive procedure uses a high-energy laser to effectively vaporize prostate tissue to provide relief for bladder outlet obstruction due to an enlarged prostate. Patients benefit from a reduced recovery period and less bleeding compared to standard surgery.

Urological surgery:

Victor L. Carpinello, MD
Joseph F. Harryhill, MD
Terrence R. Malloy, MD


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