Treatment Offered At
- Minimally Invasive Surgery at Long Beach Memorial
- Minimally Invasive Surgery at Orange Coast Memorial
- Minimally Invasive Surgery at Saddleback Memorial
At MemorialCare we know that less is more, so our surgeons seek to perform the least invasive approach possible. We partner with our patients to determine the right surgical option for the best outcomes and quickest recovery.
MemorialCare offers a complete range of minimally invasive surgery options which often result in less scarring and improved recovery time. Whether it is robotic-assisted surgery, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery or arthroscopic surgery, our surgeons are equipped with the latest technology to provide great care to our patients for heart, lung, gynecological, urological, colorectal and gastrointestinal procedures.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Using the latest robotic surgical system, our surgeons have improved visualization, dexterity, precision and control, while only making small 1-2 cm incisions. Our patients often experience less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker recovery to normal activity.
A wide range of robotic-assisted procedures are offered at MemorialCare’s award-winning hospitals. Patients in need of urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, heart surgery, head and neck surgery, and gastroenterologic / general surgery now may have the option of robotic-assisted surgical treatment.
We offer laparoscopic surgery for a number of surgical procedures. During endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made for an endoscope or laparoscope (a tiny camera connected to a video cord) and surgical tools to be inserted into the body. By watching a monitor, the surgeon is able to see inside the body to perform the surgery. With less pain and shorter hospital stays, patients return to their normal activities quicker.
Thoracoscopic surgery is a technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Through small incisions, surgeons insert a thoracoscope (a tiny video camera connected to a video cord) and surgical tools into the body. By watching a monitor, the surgeon is able to see inside the body to perform the surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure used to diagnose and treat problems in joints. Through small incisions, surgeons insert an arthroscope, a small tube, into the joint to be examined.
Minimally Invasive Stories
Kayla Wilson began experiencing symptoms of GERD as a child. At 24, she’s finally free.
When Kayla looks back on 2016, she’ll remember the year for two major milestones in her life: she earned her MBA, and finally conquered GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which had troubled her since she was a child.
Bert Schipper had specific plans for his golden years: move to Arizona, enjoy his boat on Lake Havasu and explore the Pacific Southwest in his four-wheel drive vehicle.
At age 6, hip pain became a part of Mike Tracy’s life. At age 51, robotic-assisted hip replacement surgery put him back in control.
Olivia Yslas may measure 5 foot 2 inches, but she towers over most when it comes to taking care of others.
Jacqueline Espinoza is an avid volunteer in her community. She suffered from migraines for 10 years, but saw no improvement after following treatments that several specialists recommended to her.
When Russ Robinson saw a TV show on robotic-assisted surgery, he never dreamed he’d be a candidate himself one day.
When it comes to surgery, physicians work with their patients to develop the most appropriate treatment plan to help get them back on their feet as fast as possible.
Like many women, Linda Mendoza was anxious about having surgery.
Patients with gynecologic, urologic and colorectal cancers benefit from this innovative technology.
It was easy for René LePage to dismiss the extreme exhaustion.
Annie Capaldi, a high school athlete, had never heard of robotic-assisted surgery.
A 7-foot robot is now assisting surgeons at Saddleback Memorial. Its mission: to help make minimally invasive procedures even less invasive.
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