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Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy

Johnny L. Serrano, D.O., F.A.C.O.S

Board Certified General Surgeon & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Glendale, AZ

Not too long ago, surgery of any kind usually meant a prolonged recovery time to heal the open surgical wound required to access the internal organs in your body. With the use of innovative surgical tools, minimally invasive surgery reduces recovery time, scarring, and pain. At Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy in Glendale, Arizona, board-certified general surgeon, Johnny Serrano, DO, FACOS, uses the most up-to-date surgical techniques available, including minimally invasive surgery to perform many procedures such as hernias, thyroids, breast and even lipoma or cyst excision. For a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery refers to the specific types of surgical techniques surgeons use to minimize trauma to your body. In addition to less trauma to your body, minimally invasive surgery also usually means:

  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller scars
  • Decreased hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced pain
  • Less risk

Dr. Serrano is a skilled surgeon and attends regular training to provide the most up-to-date surgical procedures for his patients.

What are types of minimally invasive surgery are available?

At Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy, Dr. Serrano performs many minimally invasive surgical procedures. Some of the procedures include:

Laparoscopy

During laparoscopy, Dr. Serrano uses a tool called a laparoscope to assist with the procedures. The laparoscope is a thin tube equipped with a surgical camera inserted through a microincision into the area of your body undergoing surgery.

The camera transmits images of your internal organs to a computer monitor. He then creates additional incisions for the insertion of the miniaturized surgical tools he uses to perform the procedure.

UMI (Ultra Minimally Invasive)

This specific technique was thought of by Dr. Serrano himself. It incorporates the advanced techniques of robotics and laparoscopy to produce a cosmetic outcome far superior to both, with less risk and reduced cost. It is an option, but because of it’s high level of technicality there are more provisions on who can be a candidate. Dr.
Serrano can help you make this decision.

Micro Minimalistic Surgery

The approach taken to remove thyroid, lipomas, sebaceous cysts, moles or skin tags. An incision is created to provide adequate visualization but also being very conscientious to cosmetic and functional outcome.

What procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques?

Dr. Serrano uses minimally invasive surgery to perform many common surgical procedures. Some of the surgeries include:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Appendectomy

He also utilizes minimally invasive techniques to remove internal scar tissue that can lead to bowel obstruction or pelvic pain. This procedure is referred to as Adhesiolysis. 

For expert surgical care from a surgeon who takes a personalized approach to medicine, call the Precision Surgery and Advanced Vein Therapy office or request an appointment using the online booking tool today.