Minimally invasive surgical approaches allow doctors to operate with precise, less invasive techniques than traditional open surgery which requires larger incisions. Healing time is often faster, and you may experience less discomfort than with open surgery.
Types of minimally invasive surgery include laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. During laparoscopic surgery, your doctor inserts a flexible tube with a light and a camera through a natural body orifice like the anus or through a small incision. Laparoscopy can be used to explore the area for diagnosis or to perform treatment such as removing polyps.
With Temple Health’s advanced technologies, surgeons can do more procedures using gentler approaches. Our surgeons and specialists achieve successful results for the most challenging conditions.
Robotic surgery involves sophisticated 3D imaging and computer-guided procedures. During robotic procedures, doctors insert instruments into tiny incisions. Robotic tools make intricate moves directed by your surgeon’s hands. They’re guided by highly detailed, magnified images on a nearby monitor. Using this technology, surgical teams can access remote parts of your body.
Temple Health Expertise
At Temple Health, our specialists work together to manage a wide range of conditions. These include precancerous disease and cancer. With decades of surgical experience, we understand complex conditions and procedures requiring cross-disciplinary teamwork. Our highlights include:
- Leading doctors – “Top Doctors” and Best Doctors in America® rank Temple Health physicians among the region’s most outstanding healthcare providers.
- Empowering technologies – Surgeons use remarkably efficient, technology-guided systems in fully equipped, state-of-the-art surgical suites. Specialized devices, 3D-HD views and ergonomic equipment enable highly specific angles and access – from sealing tiny blood vessels to closing incisions.
- Acute-care hospital – Temple University Hospital (TUH) is one of the region's most respected academic medical centers. As Temple Health’s acute-care cornerstone, TUH provides exceptional cross-specialty care. Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus also provides advanced, comprehensive surgical care in a convenient, community setting.
- Top cancer center – Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It’s one of only 51 centers in the nation to qualify for this highest level of designation.