Minimally Invasive Surgery at CHA

Surgery over the past few years has changed dramatically. "Minimally Invasive Surgery" sometimes called "keyhole" surgery, is a new approach in which doctors use tiny cameras, microscopes, flashlights, and high-definition monitors to address your health needs. The equipment is so small that it fits through tiny "keyholes" just centimeters in length! Minimally Invasive Surgery often allows patients to get back to their active lives more quickly.


CHA surgeons see patients at all three CHA Hospitals. Surgeries are performed at either Cambridge or Everett Hospital.

The advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery over traditional surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • A shorter recovery period
  • Fewer rehabilitation needs
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced costs for patients
  • Quicker return to normal activities

The expert surgical team at Cambridge Health Alliance now offers Minimally Invasive Surgery at all three hospital campuses (Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Campus, and Everett Hospital), giving patients state-of-the-art care without going into Boston.

Minimally Invasive Surgery is available in most areas including:

  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • ENT
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

Cambridge Health Alliance is also pleased to offer Minimally Invasive procedures in OB/GYN, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Spine Surgery, Gastroenterology, and Radiology.