MIS procedures often require no more than a quarter-inch to a half-inch incision. The surgeon inserts miniaturized surgical instruments and a camera that projects images onto a video monitor in the operating room. The surgeon works without literally "opening up" the patient.
Some of the MIS procedures performed at Baystate Medical Center include:
Check out this video on how Baystate doctors are using Minimally Invasive Surgery for Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Currently, Baystate Medical Center is the only site in Western Massachusetts where ophthalmology surgeons offer 25-gauge vitrectomy, a minimally invasive sutureless surgery that can help patients whose diabetes has taken a toll of their eyes. Learn more...
Baystate also offers a one-year MIS Fellowship that offers an opportunity to acquire advanced MIS skills in all aspects of laparoscopy.