MiniSurgery at St. Francis
Smaller scars, bigger smiles. That's what MiniSurgery is all about. At St. Francis, provide the very best care for our patients, so we naturally seek out advanced technology that can improve their care and experience. This technology not only helps our physicians make the best diagnoses, it often results in faster healing and shorter hospital stays for our patients.
Our suite of state-of-the-art equipment is continually growing, and currently includes the revolutionary robotic da Vinci Surgery system, balloon sinuplasty technology, and a full range of advanced imaging technology.
Medical technology is advancing at such a pace that many surgeries now can be performed in a minimally-invasive way. This means the same goal of traditional surgery is accomplished using smaller incisions and specialized equipment such as miniature cameras, tiny flashlights and high-definition monitors.
No longer is a large abdominal incision the norm for hysterectomy surgery. Hysterectomy can be performed laparoscopically, leaving behind a few tiny scars. St. Francis is leading the way with minimally-invasive hysterectomy the percentage of minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures at St. Francis is well higher than the national average. Learn more >>
Minimally invasive surgery is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. At St. Francis, we offer the robotic da Vinci surgery system for prostate surgeries. Learn more >>
Sports Medicine Surgery
Many sports related injuries can be treated using minimally-invasive arthroscopy procedures. Using tiny instruments, surgeons can remove problematic tissue from joints and make repairs to any damaged areas. Learn more >>
Nearly all bariatric surgeries, including gastric bypass and the insertion of a banding system, can be performed in a minimally-invasive way. Learn more >>
During sinus surgery, blocked sinus passageways are re-opened, restoring normal sinus drainage and function. St. Francis offers several minimally-invasive options for sinus surgery, including Balloon Sinuplasty technology in which a small, flexible balloon catheter is placed through the nostril into the blocked sinus passageway. The balloon is inflated, gently restructuring and opening the sinus passageway to restore normal function. Learn more >>
Other minimally-invasive procedures include:
- Colorectal Surgery
- Eye Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Incontinence Surgery
- Kidney Stone Procedures
- Spine Surgery
Our MiniSurgery Center currently includes the revolutionary robotic da Vinci Surgery system, balloon sinuplasty technology, and a full range of advanced imaging technology. Learn more: