CMMC's Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery provides many minimally invasive surgical options.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at CMMC

CMMC offers the following minimally invasive surgeries.


CMMC offers minimally invasive surgeries for:

  • adrenalectomy
  • appendectomy
  • gallbladder removal (cholecystetomy)
  • spleen removal (splenectomy)

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During traditional open weight loss surgery, a large incision – typically 10 to 14 inches long – is made from the lower edge of the breastbone to the belly button. In contrast, only five or six small incisions ranging from ¼ to ¾ inches in length are required for the laparoscopic technique.



Minimally invasive surgeries for:

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colorectal cancer
  • small bowel resection
  • segmental colectomy/left or right colectomy
  • total abdominal colectomy
  • total proctocolectomy


Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)

As with all minimally invasive procedures, those conducted on the head and neck result in less tissue damage, less pain, a faster recovery, and less scarring than treatments performed through open incisions

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Minimally invasive surgeries for::

  • aneurysms
  • carotid artery disease
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • venous disorders,
  • dialysis access for kidney failure

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Minimally invasive surgeries for a number of conditions:

  • intracranial tumors including gliomas, meningiomas, metastasis, and pituitary tumors
  • cavernous malformations
  • herniated disc and degenerative disk disease
  • spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and other degenerative spinal conditions
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • cranial injuries
  • spinal fractures
  • h-ydrocephalus and associated conditions (e.g. colloid cyst)

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At CMMC, our world-class surgeons treat the following gynecological issues with minimally invasive techniques:

  • abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • hysterectomy
  • incontinence
  • infertility
  • ovarian cysts
  • pelvic pain
  • sterilization

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Minimally invasive spine procedures:

  • lumbar discectomy
  • lumbar fusion
  • kyphoplasty
  • venbroplasty
  • anthroscopy


Thoracic (Lungs, Esophagus, Chest)

Minimally invasive surgery for:

  • achalasiaa
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • esophageal cancer
  • lung cancer
  • mediastinal tumors
  • pleural effusion
  • pneumothorax
  • hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

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Minimally invasive surgery procedures:

  • adrenal tumors
  • bladder tumors 
  • cystectomy 
  • stress urinary incontinence
  • kidney cancer
  • laparoscopic procedures for cystic disease
  • kidney and urethral stones
  •  treat prostate disease and prostate cancer

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Valvular (Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve)

Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery for patients with aortic valve hardening (stenosis) or leakage (regurgitation) and mitral valve surgery for mitral valve hardening (stenosis) or leakage (regurgitation).

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Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Prior to your surgery you will need to schedule a meeting with our Preadmission Testing (PAT) team.

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Surgery at CMMC

Surgery at CMMC

We are a regional center for surgeons and surgical specialties.

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Specialized Surgical Suites

Specialized Surgical Suites

CMMC's Surgical Services Department includes 10 surgical suites and a cystoscopy room.

Surgical Support Services

Surgical Support Services

Dozens of surgical or surgery-related specialists work at CMMC, a regional referral center that prides itself on the quality and the comprehensive range of surgical services available.