Youngstown Minimally Invasive Surgeon
Surgeon Dr. Dennis Orr
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is surgery performed through small incisions with specialized instruments and a small camera. Youngstown Minimally Invasive Surgeon Dr. Dennis Orr performs surgery with robotic precision, literally. The image is magnified and projected on widescreen for superior visualization of the anatomy.
It is the best choice for many surgical procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, colon removal, spleen removal, & antireflux (GERD) treatment. When compared to traditional open surgery, MIS offers many benefits including less pain, better cosmetic incisions, quicker return to normal activity, fewer wound infections, & post-operative hernias.
While many general surgeons perform laparoscopic procedures, a “minimally invasive” or “laparoscopic surgeon” who is fellowship-trained, spent an additional year of training at large-volume, tertiary care centers specializing in these procedures. Based on the surgeon’s skill, more advanced surgeries may be performed laparoscopically and basic procedures may be successfully completed laparoscopically without converting to a traditional, open incision. Conversion is usually done when the surgeon is not progressing with the surgery or can not complete the procedure safely.