Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

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Minimally Invasive Surgery services offered in Porterville, Reedley and Visalia, CA

With advances in surgical tools and techniques, surgeons perform many procedures using minimally invasive surgery. At Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services in Visalia, Porterville, and Reedley, California, the team of orthopaedic surgeons uses minimally invasive surgery to treat a wide range of orthopaedic conditions and injuries. Schedule a consultation with the highly skilled team by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.


What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses special surgical tools and cameras that allow surgeons to perform procedures through smaller incisions.

At Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services, the team uses many minimally invasive surgical techniques, including arthroscopy, percutaneous procedures, and endoscopic techniques.

Arthroscopy

Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services may use minimally invasive arthroscopy for joint conditions. 

For this type of surgery, they insert an arthroscope — a thin tube with a light and camera — that allows the team to see the inside of the joint on a computer monitor through a small incision at the joint. 

Then, they make additional small incisions to insert the surgical tools they need to perform the procedure. The sports medicine surgeon uses arthroscopy to repair sports injuries.

Percutaneous procedures

Percutaneous procedures involve using a needle to treat bones or soft tissue. Unlike arthroscopy, surgeons don’t use cameras when performing percutaneous procedures. 

The hand surgeons at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services may use minimally invasive percutaneous techniques to treat hand conditions.

Endoscopic techniques

The spine surgeons at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services may use endoscopic techniques to perform minimally invasive spine surgery. Like arthroscopy, endoscopic techniques use a small surgical camera — an endoscope — to assist with the visualization of the procedure.

What conditions benefit from minimally invasive surgery?

The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team uses minimally invasive surgery to diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopaedic issues. These might include:

  • Fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tumors or cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendon transfer
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Chronic shoulder instability
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Labral tear
  • Meniscal tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Sports injuries

The team may only recommend minimally invasive surgery if conservative medical care fails to improve your condition or if you have a problem that requires surgery to heal, such as an ACL or rotator cuff tear.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits. Because the surgeons use smaller incisions, the body incurs less damage, reducing post-surgical pain and aiding faster recovery. There’s also little blood loss and a lower risk of complications..

Minimally invasive surgery also means a shorter hospital stay. The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team performs many minimally invasive procedures in the outpatient setting. 

To schedule a minimally invasive surgery consultation at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services, call or book online today.

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