Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a special way of performing surgery using smaller instruments and smaller incisions than traditional surgical methods. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to perform operations through very small incisions a mere fraction of the size of the incisions used in traditional surgery with equal or superior clinical outcomes and less impact on a child’s body and organs.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan is one of the nation’s largest, most advanced minimally invasive surgery programs for children.  Few other programs in the country offer minimally invasive approaches for as wide a range of complex conditions as are offered by our surgical team.  With a relentless focus on optimum outcomes for each patient, our philosophy is that if a procedure can be performed effectively and with a superior experience for the child using minimally invasively techniques, it should be. 

The minimally invasive surgery program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital employs innovative techniques and sophisticated instruments to allow our highly skilled surgeons to perform even the most difficult operations through the smallest incisions possible.  Thanks to the creativity and expertise of our team, we are able to utilize minimally invasive techniques for not just routine procedures, but for even the most complex procedures at a level rarely seen in the field of pediatric surgery.

In short: our surgeons work through small holes to do big operations in a way that results in less surgical trauma, less pain and shorter recovery for children after surgery. 

For more information on how our surgeons can use their unparalleled level of expertise and experience to help your family, contact us at 1-877-475-MOTT (1-877-475-6688).

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are also used frequently by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital interventional radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, urology and congenital heart center programs.