The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at Children's provides high-quality surgical care for children from birth to age 21. Minimally invasive surgery for children and teens is a substitute for traditional surgeries. Traditional surgeries require larger cuts and have a longer recovery time. At Children's, we use methods—often called laparoscopic or thoracoscopic surgery—to minimize the pain and discomfort of surgery for children.
During minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use a tube with a camera attached—called an endoscope—to go into a child's body and send images to a TV monitor. The images guide the surgeon through the surgery. To perform the surgery, the surgeon uses small, thin tools that go through small cuts in a child's body.
Our surgeons use advanced technology to improve outcomes—and help kids get better faster.