For Surgical Patients
If your physician recommends surgery for you, Glendale Memorial will help you every step of the way. Our well-trained and compassionate staff will help provide you all the information you need in order to make the surgical process as smooth as possible.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Glendale Memorial provides a wide range of surgical services, many of which are minimally invasive, offering patients procedures that leave smaller scars, are less painful and have faster recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgery is just part of Glendale Memorial's commitment to the very best healthcare. Minimally invasive techniques are common in many gynecologic, urologic, orthopedic, colorectal and abdominal procedures. Minimally invasive applications are even being used in complex areas such as spinal and cardiothoracic surgeries.
There are many minimally invasive procedures performed including:
- Gall bladder surgery
- Colon resection
- Nissen fundoplication
- Liver biopsy
- Hernia repair
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
- Microscopic lumbar disectomy
- Arthroscopic joint surgery (knee, shoulder, elbow)
- Lung biopsy and resection
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Congenital heart defect surgery
- Peripheral vascular bypass
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Saphenous vein grafting
How does minimally invasive surgery work?
The majority of pain and discomfort surrounding traditional surgery is not from the actual surgical procedure itself, but from the trauma of cutting through layers of skin and muscle to reach the intended surgical target. Minimally invasive techniques involve sparing the surrounding structures.
Based on HealthGrades 2012 ratings, Glendale Memorial has received the following recognition for surgical services:
- Five-star recipient for Appendectomy
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