Minimally Invasive Surgery - Facilities & Affiliations

Albany Medical Center

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at Albany Medical Center uses "tubular" devices that are inserted into the body to perform surgery.  Advantages for using minimally invasive surgery for such procedures includes less scarring; less trauma; quicker recovery time for patient; and shorter length of stay within hospital.

The Albany Medical Center Advantage
Albany Med offers a vast array of complex minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat a  variety of surgical needs including:

  • Appendix
  • Gall Bladder
  • Repair of knee ligaments
  • Some heart surgeries
  • Repair of aneurysms (repairing sections of arteries that may rupture)

Offering Innovative Technology and Advanced Procedures
Albany Medical Center offers a minimally invasive surgical option -- robotics. With the use of a robot, surgeons have a three-dimensional view of vital organs and uses wrist-like instruments to improve surgical precision, dexterity and maneuverability. 

Recognitions and Accreditations

  • Albany Med's Bariatric Surgical Center has been cited as having outcomes higher than the national average for its minimally invasive gastric bypass surgical procedures.
  • Albany Med's hernia repair recurrence rate is well below the national average following minimally invasive hernia repair.