Minimally Invasive Procedures

Just because you need surgery doesn't mean life stops. Get back to living a full life sooner and better than ever with a minimally invasive surgical procedure at Avera.

Innovative Technology & Specialized Experts

Minimally invasive techniques involve the latest in surgical technology, such as laparoscopy, arthroscopy, endoscopy, cystoscopy and robotics. Because these procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening, you'll discover benefits such as:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less chance of complications, such as infection
  • Less bleeding and less chance of needing a blood transfusion
  • Less pain and less need for pain medications
  • Minimal scarring - internally and externally
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incision

Take advantage of minimally invasive techniques for a variety of surgical procedures including, but not limited, to:

Count on the expert and compassionate care you'll receive from Avera surgical teams, including board-certified surgeons with specialized training.

Choose Avera for Your Surgery

View all Avera surgical locations and find out more about surgery services at our regional facilities.

What Avera Surgery Patients Say

"When my son Luke needed ear and adenoid surgery, I chose Avera Sacred Heart Hospital because I wanted the best—and the assurance that any problem could be handled well. At Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton’s only full-service hospital, I knew Luke would get top-quality care."

–Katie Farmer


"After weight-loss surgery, everything in my life is better. I sleep better at night and wake up feeling refreshed and rested."

–Janet Mellema

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.