Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally invasive is a surgical technique that offers the least amount of damage to the body. By employing a more targeted approach with smaller incisions, these procedures are often associated with less pain, a quicker recovery time, and fewer complications. Our talented surgeons are experts in the latest techniques and help patients return to normal activities quicker than with traditional open surgery.
Benefits & Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is a safe and effective technique that many surgeons prefer over traditional—or open—surgery. Benefits of minimally invasive procedures include:
- Enhanced view of the surgical field
- Greater surgical precision
- Greater efficiency
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of complications and infection
- Smaller incision, which results in minimal internal and external scarring
- Quicker recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced pain and discomfort, which makes patients less reliant on pain medication
- Less physical trauma
Types of Minimally Invasive Procedures We Offer in McKinney, TX
Innovations in minimally invasive surgery have expanded across various specialties and are used to treat a wide range of conditions. The surgeons at Methodist McKinney Hospital offer a minimally invasive approach for the following procedures:
Our DaVinci Robot-Trained Surgeons
Intuitive’s da Vinci Xi® Robot
The industry-leading da Vinci Robot is the most advanced technology our surgeons use to perform minimally invasive procedures. The surgeon inserts video camera-equipped surgical tools through a small incision, and live footage is projected onto a nearby monitor for enhanced 3D visualization. Enabling surgeons to control all movements via a console, the da Vinci Robot increases their range of motion, dexterity, and precision. This robotic-assisted surgical device also allows surgeons to customize each procedure’s settings, producing high success rates and optimal patient outcomes.
ROSA® Knee Total Joint Replacement
ROSA® Knee is a robot-assisted surgical system designed to complete minimally invasive, total knee replacement surgery. This technology helps surgeons perform bone resections and examine soft tissue to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively. The system provides data to help our doctors control surgical instruments and make complex decisions, offering surgeons greater precision and flexibility when performing these procedures.
Stryker’s Mako Robot
The Mako™ robotic-arm-assisted device is designed for hip, knee, and partial knee replacements. This robotic system creates a 3D model of joints to help surgeons develop a customized procedural plan for each patient. With this cutting-edge technology, our skilled surgeons receive real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback mid-operation that enables them to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning.
Medtronic’s StealthStation™ S8 Surgical Navigation System
The StealthStation™ S8 Surgical Navigation System helps our doctors perform neurosurgery and spine procedures. Surgeons can pre-set the navigation system so it follows a designated path during surgery. Surgeons can save previously used settings for subsequent surgeries of the same kind, which saves them valuable time. This navigation system increases the visibility of the operating area and streamlines the surgical process.