Minimally Invasive Procedures

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There are many benefits to minimally invasive procedures, including smaller incisions, faster recovery and less pain. The surgeons with Meritas Health, a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, specialize in robotic, laparoscopic, arthroscopic and other minimally invasive surgical options.


Minimally invasive procedures are performed using tiny instruments and scopes (tubes) with a miniature video camera that allows our surgeons to see inside the body without making large incisions. The camera projects live images onto monitors in the operating room, giving the surgeon clear and magnified views of the surgical area.


Minimally invasive surgery can offer a number of benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

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

Surgical Services

Our surgeons perform thousands of minimally invasive procedures each year, so they have experience you can trust. Many procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

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

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