Minimally Invasive and Standard Surgery


Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Care begins with the physicians, known for their surgical expertise, who diagnose the most appropriate treatment. Their timely and accurate diagnoses provide the foundation for successful surgeries and better recoveries.

To ensure high quality nursing care, a professional perioperative registered nurse is always present in each operating room. They assist in techniques that lower infection rates and help you heal faster. The highly trained staff provides diagnostic and surgical procedures 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the surgical needs of each patient.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center's mission is to provide medically advanced, high quality surgical services with compassion and respect for all patients. The hospital has special expertise in finding innovative ways to use minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Service areas include:

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for prostate cancer >
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurological surgery
  • Sports medicine surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Weight-loss surgery

Patient Story: Linda Schneider

Linda Schneider had breast reconstruction surgery at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Watch the video to hear her story:

Minimally Invasive Surgery

In the past, open surgery was the only option available to surgeons when they needed to see inside a patient's body or remove or repair an organ. Today, minimally invasive technology completely changes the way doctors approach patient care.

Physicians at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center are recognized for their expertise in performing and developing sophisticated minimally invasive techniques.

Previously, having surgery meant spending several days in a hospital and weeks in recovery, leaving you with lengthy scars. With minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use advanced technology to make small, pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment provides a magnified view of the surgical site. Surgeons perform the surgery through these incisions so patients often experience smaller scars and faster recoveries.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques may be utilized for procedures involving the the appendix, gallbladder, intestine, endometrium and other organs.

Compared with traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery may offer many advantages:

  • Smaller incisions resulting in reduced pain and discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Greater surgical precision
  • Enhanced visualization of the surgical site
  • Less trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss and a decreased need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.

Gynecological Surgery

From minor procedures for abnormal menstrual bleeding and permanent birth control, to major surgical procedures including hysterectomy, the Women's Center at LWRMC offers women of all ages surgical treatment that best meets each individual's needs. Inpatient and outpatient procedures are delivered by an experienced, compassionate team of medical professionals in a soothing, private setting.

Spine and Joint Surgery

Comprehensive care and advanced treatments for patients with spinal conditions are offered at the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Different approaches and surgical techniques can be performed for spinal conditions.

The type of surgery performed is based on the physical findings at examination, the response to therapy, length of symptoms, results of imaging studies and response to diagnostic testing.

The surgeon will assess which option will be best for your particular circumstance and discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you.

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For more information, please call 941-782-2279.