Surgical Associates of North Texas
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons & General Surgeons located in McKinney, TX
Minimally-invasive surgery is associated with faster recovery times and less discomfort than traditional surgery. As a top-ranked surgeon in McKinney, TX, Dr. Scott deVilleneuve is skilled in minimally-invasive approaches including laparoscopic surgery, using state-of-the-art techniques for optimal results in each patient.
Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Q&A
What is minimally-invasive surgery?
Minimally-invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and special instruments designed to be used through small openings in order to perform many types of surgery. Many types of minimally-invasive surgery use a laparoscope, a special instrument with a tiny camera on the end, allowing the doctor to see the surgical site without the need for a larger incision. Images captured by the laparoscope are sent to a monitor for viewing.
What are the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery?
Minimally-invasive surgery offers several benefits:
- Smaller incisions are associated with less tissue damage, less bleeding and a lower risk of infection.
- Recovery tends to be faster - sometimes significantly so - compared to traditional surgery.
- Patients tend to experience less discomfort during recovery compared to traditional surgery.
- Many minimally-invasive surgeries can be performed as outpatient procedures, requiring no hospital stays; when a hospital stay is required, it tends to be a shorter stay compared to the stay required following a traditional surgery.
How is minimally-invasive surgery performed?
Minimally-invasive surgery begins with several small incisions near the surgical site to enable the laparoscope and other instruments to be inserted. Once the incisions are made, the laparoscope is advanced to the surgical site and images are projected onto the screen. Other incisions are used to admit the surgical instruments so the surgery can be performed. The length of the surgery depends on the procedure being performed. Once the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed and small bandages are placed over them. Laparoscopic procedures may also be used to diagnose some issues using only one incision to admit the scope.
Is laparoscopic surgery a good choice for me?
Laparoscopic surgery is widely used in abdominal surgery and other types of surgeries as well, but it’s not always the ideal choice. Prior to any surgery, each patient will be carefully evaluated to determine whether a minimally-invasive approach is appropriate or if a traditional approach is a better option.
We are In-Network with all of the major insurance carriers and do accept Medicare. We are currently accepting new Medicare patients. We also have established cash pricing for those who do not have/can not afford health insurance. If you have any questions about your coverage or our policies, please call our office. We look forward to helping you!
Words from our patients
"I recently had my hernia repaired by Dr. deVilleneuve. I can't say enough good things about him and his office staff."
"Even though the recovery was painful, I knew my hernia repair was flawless and I was going to be fine. Dr. D treated me with dignity, respect and care."
"Outstanding! This medical practice was at the top of my list for service, professional courtesy, such polite efficiency. I would highly recommend Dr. deVilleneuve!"
"I had the best experience with Dr. deVilleneuve and staff when I had surgery! Very caring and sweet people. Such a comfort to feel secure when you're vulnerable Thanks!"
"Very friendly office staff, nice bedside manner, surgery went great. Felt very comfortable trusting him with my life."
"Dr. deVilleneuve did my gallbladder surgery. I was very pleased with all aspects of my experience. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family."