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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques and equipment Miami Valley Hospital surgeons are able to perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close. daVinici Robot-Assisted Surgery  is a specialized form of minimally invasive surgery that has a growing use at Miami Valley Hospital. Robotic surgery gives the surgeon a better 3-D view and range of motion while working through small incisions. MVH had the first robotic surgery program in the area and is the only program with 2 robots. Originally introduced for prostate surgery, the system is now being used extensively in gynecological surgical procedures.

Miami Valley Hospital performs thousands of procedures each year. Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Following are some of the types of minimally invasive surgery performed at Miami Valley Hospital. This list is not all inclusive.

Heart Surgery

  • Heart Valve Replacement 
  • Endoscopic removal of leg vein for heart surgery

General Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and robotic procedures 
  • Colon Surgery for the treatment of: Colon cancer, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Rectal Surgery: rectal cancer, prolapse, polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease 
  • Liver, Pancreas and Spleen Diseases 
  • Bariatric Surgery 
  • Disease of the Stomach: cancer, tumors
  • Adrenal gland tumors 

Gynecologic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Procedures:
    • Abnormal uterine bleeding 
    • Menorrhagia 
    • Endometeroiosis 
    • Uterine Fibroids 
    • Ovarian Cysts 
    • Vaginal Prolapse 
    • Pelvic Pain 
    • Pelvic Adhesions 
    • Infertility 


  • Brain Biopsy 
  • Spine Surgery 

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Hip Replacement 
  • Knee Replacement 
  • Shoulder rotator cuff repair 
  • Herinated disks 
  • Knee Ligament repair 
  • Broken bones

Ear, Nose and Throat Procedures

  • Removal of tumors
  • Sinus Surgery 
  • Lymph Node Biopsy

Chest Surgery

  • Lung Cancer 

Urology Robotic

  • Removal of prostate for cancer 
  • Remove kidney tumors
  • Remove bladder tumors
  • Removal adrenal glands 

Vascular Surgery

  • Endovascular procedures to treat:
    • Carotid artery blockage 
    • Blockage in leg arteries
    • Repair of aneurpons in aorta or legs
    • Varicose vein surgery 
    • Robotic removal of clots in vena cava vein 

Learn more about surgical procedures.

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