Updated 4/22/22

Updated Visitation Policy (4/22)

Effective April 22, 2022 we have updated both hospitals’ Visitation Policy: RMC medical inpatients who are negative for COVID-19 will be allowed one visitor per day during their stay, including ONE overnight visitor. Read the full policy for details here.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at RMC

When someone mentions surgery, you might feel your pulse quicken. Just the thought can create anxiety. Surgeries do have risk but, if done right, that risk can be mitigated substantially. We’re here to help ease your fears about minimally invasive procedures at RMC.

The Right Surgical Care

Sometimes, surgery is a viable option for correcting underlying issues, if not the only option. This said many see it as a matter of last resort due to its risk of complications. The right care makes all the difference. 

At RMC, our surgeons are recognized for their expertise in minimally invasive procedures. And there’s a reason they’re known as “minimally invasive.” Advanced tech has afforded our surgeons the ability to perform surgery through tiny incisions, which require only a few stitches to close. Minimally invasive surgery is done through the use of microscope-adorned miniature cameras, tiny fiber-optic flashlights, and high-definition monitors. 

There’s a lot of good that comes through smaller incisions. Incisions of this minor magnitude result in less blood loss, decreased pain, and (typically) a faster recovery.

What RMC Offers

RMC offers a handful of minimally invasive surgeries. These include:

 

  • Arthroscopic surgery. This procedure is done by orthopaedic surgeons and is used to look at, diagnose, and treat internal joint issues. In this procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in the skin, using specialized instruments with lenses to see what’s going on underneath. The surgeon will then use a television screen’s high-definition picture to perform the surgery. 
  • Laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen to make room for trocars, which are short, narrow tubes. Long, narrow instruments are inserted into the trocars, allowing for surgeons to conduct the surgery. Through these instruments, surgeons are able to interact, cut, and sew back tissue. 
  • Laser surgery. This surgery uses special light beams, rather than a scalpel or other similar instruments, to perform procedures and cut tissue. 
  • Endovascular techniques (catheter-guided procedures). In these procedures, vascular surgeons use catheters to gain access to arteries and veins. These types of techniques are powerful diagnostic tools, allowing surgeons to both diagnose and treat a plethora of vascular conditions that occur anywhere in the body. 

 

RMC doesn’t take shortcuts on care. We continually strive to provide the best, whatever the medical matter is at hand. This includes our inpatient minimally invasive surgeries. Reach out to stay informed about all medical options available to you and to consult with a physician regarding possible surgical intervention for your situation.