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Minimally invasive surgery offers patients several benefits such as smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain, and scarring.

Are you considering minimally invasive surgery? This type of surgery offers many benefits compared to traditional open surgery techniques. At the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, our specialists are knowledgable about the latest and most advanced procedures. All of our physicians receive specialty training in these procedures, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of the most skilled and experienced doctors.

Location Information

For a physician referral, please call:
443-777-7900

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
White Square Building
9105 Franklin Square Drive
Suites 305 and 307
Baltimore, MD 21237

Patient Story

This type of surgery offers patients several benefits such as smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain, and scarring. In many cases, minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Learn more about each of these benefits below. 

Smaller Incisions

One of the most significant benefits is the size of the incisions. Unlike traditional surgery, which often uses large incisions, minimally invasive surgery relies on tiny incisions only large enough for the insertion of thin tubes, cameras, fiber-optic lights,  and other small surgical tools.

Less Pain

These procedures cause less pain and discomfort after your procedure. Studies have showing that patients who are recovering from minimally invasive surgery report less pain and don’t need large doses of pain relievers required by patients who have undergone conventional surgery.

Shorter Hospital Stay

Patients who undergo this type of surgery are usually able to go home sooner and return to work and normal activities quicker.

Faster Recovery

The size of the incision also enables you to heal faster than traditional open surgery techniques, allowing you to get back to your normal daily life as quickly as possible.

Less Scarring

Because this type of surgery requires smaller incisions, that means you’ll have smaller less noticeable scars. Also, with these smaller incisions, it only takes a few stitches to close the incisions after your procedure.

Increased Accuracy

Minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Accuracy is improved because procedures use a camera, allowing the surgeon to have a better visualization of your internal organs.

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