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At Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center, we offer some of the most advanced surgical procedures and techniques available, including Minimally Invasive Surgery. Minimally invasive procedures use small incisions, along with special cameras and instruments. They allow us to treat many medical conditions in a way that’s easier on your body than traditional open procedures.

Although minimally invasive treatments aren’t appropriate in every case, our highly skilled surgeons offer these procedures in nearly every field of surgery. We specialize in several areas, including:

Advanced laparoscopy

We commonly use laparoscopy for:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Reproductive disorders, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and tubal pregnancy
Arthroscopy

We commonly use arthroscopic procedures to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Kneecap misalignment
  • Ligament tears
  • Shoulder impingement
Endoscopy

Upper GI endoscopy may be conducted to identify or treat many GI conditions, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Blockages
  • Celiac disease
  • GERD
  • Narrowing of the esophagus
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Ulcers

We also perform lower GI endoscopies, which include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
Hidden Scar breast surgery

Hidden Scar surgery may be an option for you if you have breast cancer. This surgery is an alternative to removing your tumor from the skin above its location, which leaves a more noticeable scar on the breast.

Robotic surgery involves the use of a special robot that is controlled by your surgeon. Robotic surgery may be a good option for certain gynecological, urological and general surgeries. Conditions we may treat with robotic surgery include:

  • Anemia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bile duct injuries and removal
  • Colon cancer
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Endometriosis
  • GERD
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Infertility
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Kidney cancer
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Sacral colpopexy
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Total joint replacement surgery
    • MAKO knee replacement
    • MAKO hip replacement
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Ventral/Umbilical hernia

A team of specialists will provide your care when you have surgery with us. Key team members include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Surgeons
  • Surgical Technologists