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Minimally Invasive & Robotic Procedures Routinely Performed at Baystate Medical Center


This list indicates minimally invasive procedures routinely performed at Baystate Medical Center.  They are grouped by medical specialty.  Minimally invasive surgery usually involves very small incisions (1/8 to 1/4 of an inch) that results in:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection and blood loss
  • Speedier healing and recovery

than conventional open surgery.



 Cardiac Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting

Complex Gall Bladder Surgery

Adrenal Gland Surgery

Bile Duct Exploration

Gastric Bypass*

Weight Loss Surgery

Anti Reflux Surgery

Complex Abdominal Wall and Hiatal Hernia Surgery



Learn more about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

Minimally invasive vaginal surgery

Transvaginal hysterectomy

Transvaginal urinary slings for incontinence

Transvaginal pelvic support procedures for uterine, vaginal and 
rectal prolapse

Minimally invasive transcervical surgery

Hysteroscopic Tubal Occlusion for permanent sterilization

Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation to treat heavy menstrual

Hysteroscopic Polypectomy and Myomectomy

Minimally invasive laparoscopic gynecologic surgery

Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy (removal of uterus and cervix and closure of the vagina with laparoscopic suturing)

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) (removal of the uterus and cervix with part of the procedure completed through vaginal surgery)

Laparoscopic Sub-total (Supracervical) Hysterectomy (removal of top or body of uterus with uterus removed through the laparoscopic ports.

Laparoscopic Adnexal Surgery(removing tubes, ovaries, cysts, ectopic pregnancies)

Laparoscopic Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)

Laparoscopic excision or ablation of endometriosis



Endoscopic Vascular Surgery

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Resection of Pituitary Tumors

Spinal Surgery - transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Treatment of Arachnoid Cysts   



Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinuplasty  - an endoscopic technique involving smaller septal incisions and less pain, bleeding, and need for nasal packing.

Endoscopic control of epistaxis  - an endoscopic technique that involves ligation of the major nasal arteries inside the nose (sphenopalatine and anterior ethmoidal arteries) rather than major facial or intraoral incisions or the use of major nasal packing or embolization--more invasive techniques requiring hospitalization and prolonged recovery.

Endoscopic frontal sinus obliteration surgery -an endoscopic technique of treating severe frontal sinus disease through a small brow-edge incision rather than a large gull-wing facial incision or a large coronal scalp incision.

Endoscopic frontal recess surgery (Draf I procedure) - an endoscopic technique to widen the frontal sinus opening in the case of extensive mucosal disease at the frontal sinus opening.

Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy (Draf II procedure) - an endoscopic technique to widen the frontal sinus opening and remove sinus disease from the adjacent ethmoid sinus and lateral nasal wall.

Modified Lothrop procedure (Draf III procedure) - an endoscopic technique to widen the frontal sinus opening, remove the intrasinus septum, remove the anterior ethmoid sinuses, and to remove the superior septum and lateral nasal wall in the case of severe or recurrent frontal sinus disease.


Cochlear Implant Surgery

Robotic Tonsillectomy


NUSS Pectus Excavatum Repair

Malone Antegrade Continence Enema/MACE Procedure

Fundoplication and Repair of Hiatal Hernia

Orchiopexy; Orchiectomy; Oophorectomy

Meckel’s/Small Bowel Resection

Cysto Management of Bowel Obstruction

Resection of Intestinal Duplication

Ladd’s Procedure

Cholecystectomy; Intraoperative Cholangiography

Bronchoscopy; Thoracoscopy

Thoracoscopic Lung Biopsy, Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, VATS

Tumor Biopsy/Resection

Fenestration/Distal VP Shunt Revision

Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopy Esophageal Myotomy, Heller Myotomy

Nephrectomy, Cystectomy, Cystoscopy, Endoscopic Repaired Urinary Reflux


Appendectomy, interval appendectomy


Exploration for abdominal pain


Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)


First Rib Resection (for throracic outlet syndrome)

Mechanical & Chemical Pleurodisis


Zenker’s Diverticulectomy


Thorascopic Resection of Mediastinal Masses



Lung Biopsy

Thoracic Sympathectomy


Anti-reflux Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

 Transplant Surgery Donor Kidney Removal for Transplantation

Nephrectomy/Partial Nephrectomy*


Ureter Harvest

Radical Prostatectomy

Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection

Incontinence Surgery



Endovascular Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Endovascular Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm Repair

Vena Cava Tumor 


*   Current Procedures that can also be performed robotically with the da Vinci® Surgical System.