Minimally Invasive Surgery
Some people call it “Band Aid” surgery, but don’t let
the informal nickname fool you. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming
the standard of care for many surgical procedures in nearly all surgical
specialties. In fact, in some cases it is replacing traditional surgery
altogether. Using tiny tools through incisions as small as one inch, surgeons
are able to perform major procedures that cause less trauma to the body.
This translates into shorter recovery times, significantly less pain,
better cosmetic results, and, most importantly, quicker return to normal activity.
Minimally invasive surgery is offered at both Mary Washington Hospital
and Stafford Hospital.