Minimally Invasive Surgery
at the Videoscopic Surgery Center
Pennsylvania Hospital physicians are at the forefront
of minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical
techniques that are less traumatic for patients.
They are leaders in videoscopic techniques including
endoscopy and laparoscopy which rely on the use
of small fiberoptic cameras attached to thin,
flexible tubes to generate images from inside
the body onto a television monitor. Most patients
who have minimally invasive surgery are able to
return home within 24 hours.
General surgery procedures offered at the hospital's
Videoscopic Surgery Center include gallbladder
removal, hernia repair, esophageal surgery, hiatal
hernia repair, spleenectomy, appendix removal,
colon surgery, stomach surgery, small intestinal
removal and adrenalectomy.