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The surgeons at Indiana University Health offer the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches. Minimally invasive surgery provides many benefits to the patient, including less pain, shorter recovery time and a faster return to daily activities.

Through our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the country, we have access to training programs and advanced research that bring the latest surgical advancements straight to our patients. 

As an outpatient facility designed to maintain wellness in our community, Indiana University Health Morgan uses minimally invasive surgeries and procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions.

Outpatient Procedures

The specialty physicians at IU Health Morgan perform a wide range of minimally invasive outpatient surgeries and procedures, including:

  • Abscess drainage
  • Bunion removal
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy
  • Epidural injections for low back pain
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) and other contraceptive device insertion
  • Implantable port insertion and removal
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mole removal
  • Neuroma removal
  • Noncancerous lump, bump and cyst removal
  • NovaSure® endometrial ablation
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube
  • Percutaneous trigger finger release

Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to diagnose many gastrointestinal conditions. A doctor looks at your gastrointestinal tract by inserting a device called an endoscope into your rectum or down your esophagus. A tiny light and video camera attached to the end of the endoscope allows the doctor to see the inside of your body on a viewing screen.

Specific types of endoscopy performed by the specialty physicians at IU Health Morgan are:

  • Colonoscopy. A minimally invasive exam that allows physicians to look at the inside of your colon and rectum. Most often used to diagnose colon cancer. If abnormal growths (polyps) are present, they are removed (biopsied) and sent to the Indiana University Health Laboratory at Morgan to test for cancer.
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Often referred to as an upper endoscopy, an EGD is a minimally invasive exam that allows doctors to look at the lining of your esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine. Most often used to diagnose upper gastrointestinal diseases and upper gastrointestinal cancers. If abnormal tissue is present, a sample can be biopsied and sent to the lab for analysis.