Quality-of-Life Surgery for Today's Patient

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is the most patient-centered surgical approach available today. It involves making a series of smaller incisions to treat a problem instead of one large incision that can lead to complications. MIS is relatively synonymous with laparoscopic surgery, which uses a camera-guided approach to the Minimally Invasive (MI) procedures. The end result is a less invasive, newly defined method for performing surgery on any patient anxious to return to his or her quality-of-life. With 20+ years expertise in a multi-disciplined approach, Hudson Valley Surgical Group is able to select the best procedure required to minimize body trauma with less adhesion. Experience with over 17,960 procedures include da Vinci robot, laparoscopic and minimized traditional open methods. Most procedures are outpatient or require less than one overnight in the hospital.

"Minimally Invasive Surgery is a very patient-centered method of performing surgery," says MI surgeon Dr. Har Chi Lau, "with proven benefits and far less complications." Those benefits include:

  • Less risk for wound infections  Wound infections and complications have significantly decreased with far less blood loss and less trauma to the body.
  • Less scarring  MIS procedures require small incisions resulting in less noticeable scars.
  • Less anesthesia  MIS is ideal for patients with sensitivity to anesthesia.
  • Decrease surgery time  Superior and precise technology have decreased surgery time.
  • Less pain  MIS procedures result in less post-operative pain.
  • Faster recovery/Shorter hospital stay  You will go home sooner and get back to your active lifestyle faster - Many times in a day or less!

Some common conditions and areas eligible for Minimally Invasive Surgery are, but are not limited to:

Hudson Valley Surgical Group
777 N. Broadway, Suite 204, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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Hudson Valley Surgical Group provides the latest in Minimally Invasive Surgery utilizing the most advanced laparoscopic technology available. Hudson Valley Surgical Group is the leader in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques. Built on the combined strengths of three prominent board-certified surgeons: Robert Raniolo, MD, FACS and Har Chi Lau, MD, FACS -- who both have the distinction of being selected as two of Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in America; and Michael Weitzen, DO, ABOS, Hudson Valley Surgical Group specializes in their distinctive quality-of-life surgical approach that shortens recovery times and has less pain for patients.