Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgeon in surgery

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our surgical program is led by recognized leaders in endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery -- the practice of performing surgical procedures through tiny cuts rather than long incisions.

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers many benefits over traditional techniques, including:

  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Less injury to tissue

From the smallest newborns to senior citizens, we are able to offer minimally invasive surgeries as well as minimally and noninvasive diagnostic procedures. University of Chicago surgeons perform MIS procedures on a daily basis. Our combined level of expertise is unrivaled in the Midwest.

The University of Chicago Medicine currently uses the da Vinci Surgical System -- a high tech computer-enhanced system -- for all of our robotic MIS procedures. These procedures take place in our state-of-the-art surgical facility, which includes two specially constructed suites for minimally invasive surgery. The suites have unique features for visualization and ergonomic ease.

A multi-year grant funds the University of Chicago Center for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery. This funding enables our surgeons to offer more innovative surgical options, often before they are available at other hospitals.

Explore this site to learn more about how University of Chicago physicians are changing the face of surgery -- for the better.



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