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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

UC San Diego Health is at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical capability in the nation. Our minimally invasive surgeons apply groundbreaking techniques and advanced technology to conditions requiring surgical intervention. We are redefining how surgery is performed.

The result: faster recovery, reduced scarring, less discomfort and highly effective surgical treatment.

Minimally invasive surgery involves fewer, smaller incisions than open surgery, and sometimes, no incisions at all. It requires specialized instruments – including tiny video cameras and digitally enhanced display of the surgical area. Some procedures utilize robotic technology in order to achieve an even greater degree of precision for delicate procedures. Read more about minimally invasive surgery and about robotic minimally invasive surgery.

Robotic Surgery 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, UC San Diego Health surgeons can help. We are committed to informing you of all your surgery options, and helping you understand the benefits and risks of each.

As leaders in minimally invasive surgery, we get our patients back on their feet faster and with fewer scars.

Read more about conditions treated through minimally invasive techniques.

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