Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery






Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a technique that can be used in many of our pediatric procedures. Because it enables the surgeon to make smaller incisions, patients tend to experience less scarring and pain, lower risk of infection, quicker healing time and shorter hospital stays.

During a minimally invasive surgery, surgeons make two to three small incisions in the abdomen (“laparoscopic”) or chest (“thoracoscopic”), through which they insert a small camera to give the surgeon a detailed view of the inside of the body.

To complete the procedure, surgeons will use age-appropriate instruments designed for pediatric cases, which limit the disruption to surrounding tissue.

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Conditions we treat:

Our surgeons utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. From routine procedures like appendectomies to complex video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), MIS is an option for many treatments for pediatric conditions requiring surgical care. Our providers will work with you to discuss the options available for your child.

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For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling

(520) 694-8888.

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery

Division of Pediatric Surgery

PO Box 245131

Tucson, AZ 85724-5131

Office Phone: (520) 621-8745

Fax: (520) 626-2247