UW Health surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits to patients, including less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to the lifestyle to which they're accustomed.



We Think Small


At UW Health, we specialize in performing the most complex of procedures through the smallest of incisions. These minimally-invasive surgeries mean our patients scar less, heal faster, and are back to their lives that much sooner. And some even walk away with just a Band-Aid or two.


Our Doctors


UW Health neurosurgeon Nathaniel Brooks, MD, applies minimally-invasive surgical techniques to more involved procedures, to the benefit of his patients.


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Our Patients


Diana Smith couldn't have open-heart surgery to repair her aortic valve. However, a minimally invasive procedure helped her resume her busy lifestyle.


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About Minimally Invasive Surgery


What exactly is minimally invasive surgery? Use our glossary to learn more about.


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Questions You Should Ask


Should you have minimally invasive surgery? The best course is to discuss the pros and cons with your doctor.


Questions to ask your doctor about minimally invasive surgery 

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