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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Methodist Hospital

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Leading-Edge Procedures, Right in the Neighborhood

For the convenience and comfort of patients in South Philadelphia, Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of minimally invasive procedures.

Without leaving the neighborhood, area residents have access to distinguished Jefferson specialists performing many of the latest minimally invasive techniques that use tiny incisions and miniature robotic instruments for everything from appendectomies to colon resections – allowing many patients to leave surgery with only Band-Aids® for dressings.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Methodist

Because surgeons are making smaller incisions to access the surgical site and can be more precise with their tools, the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can include:

  • Shorter hospital stay (or none at all)
  • Less trauma during surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Less post-surgical scarring and less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Fewer complications after surgery

The Latest Tools and Technologies at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital

Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital continually invests in the latest tools, technologies and training. We have three dedicated state-of-the-art MIS suites upgraded with the latest high-definition equipment. High-tech cameras, or laparoscopes, featuring increased sensitivity for anatomical clarity and patient safety guide Jefferson surgeons through procedures with pinpoint precision.

Methodist is also equipped with the da Vinci® Si Robot, which provides a magnified, high-definition 3-D image for superior clinical capability and translates the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micromovements.

Jefferson Expertise, In South Philadelphia

Jefferson surgeons and clinical staff are among the most experienced at minimally invasive surgeries in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. They are also among the first in the Delaware Valley to embrace da Vinci® Single-Site® robotic surgery, through a single small incision, as well as da Vinci® Colectomy (robotic colorectal surgery).

Available Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive procedures available at Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital include:

Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Colon Resection
  • Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Rectal Resection

Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder resection)
  • Esophageal Resection
  • Heller Myotomy (for achalasia of the esophagus)
  • Hernia Repair (hiatal, inguinal and ventral)
  • Nissen Fundoplication (for heartburn, acid reflux and GERD)
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Resection (partial or complete)

Gynecologic Surgery

  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Pelvic Surgery

Scheduling an Appointment

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient for a consultation, please call Jefferson’s Physician Referral Line at 215-503-8888.

If you are a patient seeking more information or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or request an appointment online.