Quicker Recovery Time, Smaller Scars

Minimally invasive surgical techniques can often allow patients to leave the hospital with smaller scars and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional surgery. During a minimally invasive surgery, surgeons make small incisions in the body and use video equipment to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are then used to perform the surgery through the incisions. Minimally invasive surgery provides many options for both the physician and the patient.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery may include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Increased surgical precision
  • Less trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries

Manatee Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of minimally invasive surgical options, including:

EsophyX Incisionless Surgery

Manatee Memorial Hospital was the first in Manatee County to offer EsophyX™, a surgical choice for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn, without making any incisions in the patient’s body.

The EsophyX device is inserted into the body through the patient’s mouth using a standard endoscope, not through an incision. That means patients have no external skin incisions, no internal cutting, fewer adverse effects or complications and quicker recovery times. Studies show an 80 percent improvement in quality of life and the reduction or elimination of heartburn symptoms among patients who have had the procedure.

Get More Information

For more information, please call 941-746-5111 and ask for the Surgery Department.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.