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New techniques are constantly being developed using proven strategies from other established MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) procedures. We continue to work with producers of surgical instruments (including robotics) to help invent new tools and improve old ones in order to make them safer and more reliable. In this way, more and more problems become amenable to an MIS solution.

A minimally invasive approach exists for many, if not most, procedures. Absolute bars to an minimally invasive surgery approach may include excision of very large tumors such as neuroblastoma or presence of scar tissue that precludes safe access to the chest or abdomen. However, even in cases of severe internal scarring, an MIS approach may be possible and even preferable.

Below is a partial list of conditions and minimally invasive surgery procedures offered by Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery. Those that are highlighted have links to online procedure videos:

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Anti-reflux
  • Appendectomy
  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Crohn's, bowel resection
  • Cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Duodenal duplication
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal duplication
  • Fallopian tube cyst
  • Nissen Fundoplication (used to treat GERD/reflux)
  • Hernia repair (umbilical, inguinal, epigastric, hiatal)
  • Hirschprungs
  • Imperforate anus
  • Intussusception
  • Ladd's procedure for malrotation
  • Lung biopsy
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Ovarian cyst/choledochal cyst Repair
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Pectus Carinatum (Dynamic Compression Brace)
  • Pectus Excavatum (Nuss Procedure)
  • Pulmonary sequestration
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Splenectomy and splenic cystectomy
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Urachal remnant

Because not every patient with a surgical problem will be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery, it is important to discuss your child’s options with a surgeon to determine the best approach.

To schedule appointment with any of our world-class physicians at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery, call 303-839-6001.

Rocky Mountain Pediatric Surgery
2055 High St.
Suite 370
Denver, CO 80205