Minimally Invasive Procedures

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Few hospitals offer the experience of Hunterdon Medical Center when it comes to offering minimally invasive surgery. These procedures, done using smaller incisions, involve less tissue damage, less pain, less blood loss and shorter overall recovery times. Hunterdon Healthcare offers the following minimally invasive procedures:

Ankle Arthroscopy

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Arthroscopy

Appendectomy laparoscopic

Bariatric Surgery:

  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Bypass-Roux-en-Y
  • Gastric Sleeve


Burch suspension procedure laparoscopic

Cervical spine artificial disk placement


Cholecystectomy laparoscopic

Colectomy (bowel resection) laparoscopic-assisted


  • Retrograde pyelogram
  • Stent or ureteral stent
  • With fulguration and bladder biopsy
  • With fulguration and evacuation of clots
  • With hydrodistention


Elbow Arthroscopy

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Endovenous laser treatment of the saphenous vein

Esophagoscopy with removal of foreign body

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Stereotactic brain biopsy with and without a frame

Hernia repair:

  • Incisional laparoscopic
  • Inguinal laparoscopic
  • Femoral laparoscopic
  • Umbilical laparoscopic
  • Ventral laparoscopic

Hip arthroscopy:

  • Diagnostic
  • Bursectomy
  • Correction of impingement
  • Labral repair


  • Supracervical laparoscopic
  • Total laparoscopic
  • Vaginal laparoscopic-assisted

Knee Arthroscopy

  • ACL reconstruction
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Fracture repair
  • Patella instability repair
  • Cartilage transplantation


Laparoscopic-assisted Splenectomy


  • Diagnostic
  • Operative



  • EHL – Electrohydraulic lithotripsy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave
  • Bladder calculus holmium laser vaporization

Lumbar laminectomy

  • With BMP fusion
  • Spinal fusion aspen
  • With posterior interbody fusion

Lumbar microdiscectomy

Minimally invasive:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Biceps repair
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John procedure)
  • Correction exertional compartment syndrome
  • Bunionectomy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Zenker’s diverticulum

Nasal cautery endoscopic

Nephrectomy radial laparoscopic

Nissen Fundoplication laparoscopic

Ovarian Cystectomy laparoscopic

Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion lap assisted

Salpingo-oophorectomy laparoscopic

Shoulder arthroscopy:

  • Instability repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair
  • SLAP repair
  • Removal of calcification
  • Acromioplasty (correction of impingement)

Spinal fixation percutaneous

Tarsal tunnel release

Third ventriculostomy

Tibial plateau arthroscopic reconstruction


  • Incision prostate
  • Resection bladder tumor
  • Resection of the prostate
  • Laser vaporization of the prostate

Tubal cauterization bilateral laparoscopic


Wrist Arthroplasty

Wrist Arthroscopy

X-stop interspinous process decompression

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