Minimally Invasive Surgery

Urologic Associates of Bridgeport urologists perform hundreds of less invasive (minimally invasive) operations for a variety of urologic problems.

These new types of minimally invasive surgical procedures produce excellent results, and patients often have shorter hospital stays, less discomfort and bleeding, and a shorter recovery period including less time away from work and regular activities.

Types of minimally invasive surgery that our urologists are well known for are:

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

The surgeon makes several small cuts instead of one big cut. Long, thin tools are placed inside the cuts. The surgeon puts a thin tube with a video camera (laparoscope) inside one of the cuts. This allows the surgeon to see inside your belly during the procedure.

Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

It is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for prostate cancer. It involves a few key hole incisions in order to remove the whole prostate. 

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery performed through small incisions results in significantly less trauma and blood loss. Some of the other benefits include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay on average
  • Faster recovery to normal activities

There are advantages for the surgeon as well. The robotic arms eliminate even the smallest, barely noticeable human hand tremors, making movements remarkably steady. In addition, the camera provides surgeons with a 10 times magnified, three-dimensional image of the anatomy.

Learn more about Robotic Surgery

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