Minimally Invasive Surgery

When it comes to surgery, bigger is not necessarily better.

Health care has changed tremendously over recent years, particularly in the area of surgery. Advances in health care continue to give patients more options when it comes to surgery including many minimally invasive ones.

Why Minimally Invasive?

Many procedures that once required large incisions can now be completed with just a few incisions, providing patients with numerous advantages including less pain, smaller scars, and a quicker road to recovery.

There are a variety of different terms used to describe minimally invasive surgeries, such as arthroscopic, robotic, keyhole, and laparoscopic surgery.

Minimally invasive procedures are completed using specialized equipment to reduce the damage of human tissue. In most procedures, a surgeon will make several small incisions (less than an inch) and inserts thin tubes called trocars. A miniature camera (usually a laparoscope or an endoscope) is then placed through one of the trocars so the surgical team can view the procedure as a magnified image on the video monitors in the operating room. Specialized instruments are then placed through the other trocar to perform the procedure and the removal and repair of diseased organs or worn out body parts.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at Riverview Medical Center

Completing more than 1,000 surgeries a year, our more than 200 board certified surgeons and specialists are skilled in the most advanced equipment that allows them to do what they already do well, better, completing a number of minimally invasive procedures, including incision, laparoscopic, endovascular, and microsurgery.

Even many specialty cases can now be performed using a minimally invasive approach including cases in:
  • Neurology
  • Spine
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Orthopedics
  • Ears, Nose, and Throat
  • General
  • Vascular
  • Gynecologic
And through our new Surgical Day Stay, many common procedures that once required long hospital stays can now be completed with less than a 24-hour stay, in an environment designed with patient and family comfort in mind.

Small Incisions. Big Experience.

Although the incisions may be smaller, Riverview continues to focus on the big picture when it comes to the patient experience. Whether our patients are with us for three days or just a few hours for an outpatient procedure, access to amenities through Concierge Care and a carefully designed waiting area keep our patients and their families comfortable.

Care Locations

  • Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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