Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Denver Health’s Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS) treats complex urological problems. Using advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, our specialists help patients reduce their hospital stay and recovery time to resume social activities and work. For example, traditional kidney cancer surgery may take up to seven days in the hospital before the patient is discharged. Using MIS we send them home in one or two days; in some instances, our patients go back to work in five days.
A key component of MIS is cryoablation, a painless and safe technique that uses hollow probes to inject ice into the tumor to destroy cancer cells while keeping the surrounding area safe. Moreover, complications common to prostate surgery for cancer, such as urinary incontinence, is minimal after cryoablation. Our Urologists have extensive experience using cryoablation for both kidney and prostate surgery.
Research indicates that patients having MIS experience shorter recovery times and less pain and complications than those who undergo standard surgeries. Other benefits include a faster return to normal activities and return to sexual health.