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What is MIS?
MIS stands for Minimally Invasive Surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgery is surgery done through 3 - 4 small incisions. These incisions are approximately 1/2" in length. The patient is often allowed to go home the same day of surgery and is able to return to work within a couple of weeks.

Why Choose Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a surgical technique also known as Laparoscopic, Thoracoscopic, Video Endoscopy, or Key Hole surgery. This type of surgery allows physicians to correct many common problems without the patient being inconvenienced with a large incision. Using Small incisions that can be closed with a stitch or two, cameras and microscopes are used to perform a wide range of surgeries. Minimally Invasively. Minimally Invasive Surgery offers the patient many benefits:

  • Small Incisions
  • Less preoperative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Elimination of potential complications
  • Reduced risk of herniation or wound separation

At the Nebraska Medical Center SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery) is also performed by Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov, Dr. Matthew Goede, and Dr. Vishal Kothari.  SILS is a surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform surgery through a single incision instead of multiple incisions.  Not all patients are good candidates for this technique, your surgeon will determine that.