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Smaller incisions, faster recovery and less pain—these are a few of the benefits you can expect from the robotic, laparoscopic, arthroscopic and other minimally invasive surgical options available at North Kansas City Hospital.

Our skilled surgeons treat a wide range of conditions using minimally invasive approaches such as robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System—the most advanced surgical technology available today.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is becoming increasingly common and preferred by patients for good reason. These procedures are performed using tiny instruments and scopes (tubes) with a miniature video camera that allows the surgeon to see inside the body without making the large incisions used in traditional surgery. The camera projects live images onto monitors in the operating room providing the surgeon with clear and magnified views of the surgical area and the surgical process.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Depending on the type of surgery you need, robotic surgery can offer a number of benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Better clinical outcomes in many cases
  • Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery
  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced risk of infection and complications

Our Minimally Invasive Surgical Services

The surgeons at North Kansas City Hospital perform thousands of minimally invasive procedures each year—most on an outpatient basis. This means our surgeons have experience you can trust. We currently offer minimally invasive surgery in these areas:

  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • General surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic (arthroscopic) surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetric and gynecologic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Not all surgeries can (or should) be performed with minimally invasive techniques. Talk with your doctor about your surgical options or contact one of our surgical specialists to find out more.

Learn more about the specific robotic, laparoscopic and arthroscopic procedures available in each specialty.

First TAVR Patient

Jim Dallas, 95, first TAVR patient

Jim Dallas, 95, was the first TAVR patient at NKCH.