1. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery as compared to typical general surgery include:
- Decreased blood loss
- Faster recoveries
- Reduced pain
- Reduced scarring
- Reduced swelling
- Shorter length of stay
- Improved quality of life
- Earlier return to normal activities
- Reduced infections
- Reduced complication
2. What is the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center?
The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at IU Health North Hospital is a group of the area’s best surgeons utilizing the most advanced technology available to provide high quality, cost efficient services to patients requiring laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery. For more information, please contact the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center office at 317.688.2647. Learn more
3. What is the Esophageal and Gastric Surgery Center?
The Esophageal and Gastric Surgery Center was founded by a group of IU Health North Hospital surgeons, specially trained to diagnose and treat upper digestive disorders of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. For more information, please contact the Esophageal and Gastric Surgery Center at 317.688.4880.
4. What minimally invasive surgery procedures are available at IU Health North Hospital?
View a list of the most commonly practiced procedures at IU Health North Hospital.
5. How do I find a surgeon for my specific need?
We invite you to first see your Primary Care Physician (PCP) to discuss your health concerns. Ask your PCP to refer you to the appropriate IU Health North Hospital surgeon for your care. You can also find surgeons by calling 317.688.DOCS and asking for a list of IU Health North surgeons that can help you with your healthcare need.