Minimally Invasive Surgery
Since performing our first laparoscopic surgery in 1989, Fairview has become a leader in minimally invasive surgery. Fairview's Minimally Invasive Surgery Center is well-equipped with the latest instrumentation, enabling our surgeons to perform the most sophisticated minimally invasive surgeries.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Basics
What is minimally invasive surgery?
By using a long, thin surgical instrument with a tiny video camera attached to it, surgeons are able to enter the body through a series of tiny incisions (5 to 10 millimeters) to view and explore the body and perform the operation with minimal tissue damage.
Why consider minimally invasive surgery?
Because minimally invasive surgical procedures cause minimal tissue, skin and muscle damage, recovery time is reduced and the patient can return to normal activity more quickly.
- Smaller incisions
- Less blood, less scarring
- Less pain during recovery
- Some procedures are performed on an outpatient basis
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
- Better clinical outcomes
- Fewer complications
Why consider Fairview Hospital?
One of the largest and most experienced hospitals on Cleveland's West Side, Fairview Hospital's surgical program is founded on advanced technology and surgical firsts.
- Fairview Hospital established one of the nation’s first coronary care units over 35 years ago and performed the first laparoscopic surgery on Cleveland’s West Side.
- Every year, physicians at Fairview Hospital perform over 19,000 surgeries, and almost two-thirds of these procedures are outpatient surgeries.
More surgical options
Currently surgeons in the following specialties are performing minimally invasive surgery at Fairview Hospital
- General Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery