Minimally Invasive Surgery

About the Podcast: Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, is performed with small incisions and gives patients a much faster recovery. UMMC minimally invasive surgery expert, Dr. Patricia Turner, discusses the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery and says even some of the most complex operations can be done in this manner. Speaking with Ellen Beth Levitt, Dr. Turner describes the wide range of procedures performed with only a few small incisions, including gallbladder removal, reflux surgery, hernia repairs, appendectomy, kidney removal from living kidney donors, removal of colon tumors, bariatric surgery, and for heart bypass and heart valve operations. Dr. Turner is part of the University of Maryland Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. About the Expert: Dr. Patricia Turner is a general surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Related Links: Dr. Patricia Turner UMMC Department of General Surgery UMMC Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Video: Minimally Invasive Surgery Surgical Webcast: Minimally Invasive Inguinal Hernia Repair Distributed by Tubemogul.
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