Patient Care

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:

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.