Surgical Care

Columbus Regional’s Surgical Services Department is ready for whatever surgical situations might come through the door. Our surgeons are on board to handle everything from elective surgeries to the most sophisticated procedures imaginable. They’re backed by highly talented surgical teams and empowered by world-class technology.


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Whiteville, NC 28472

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  • ENT and Ophthalmology
  • General
  • GI Endoscopy
  • Gynecologic
  • Oral and Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic
  • Podiatry
  • Robotic
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The term minimally invasive surgery can refer to any type of surgery that requires less invasive techniques, and smaller incisions, than those used in traditional or “open” surgery. Our surgeons utilize state-of-the-art technology to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing these operations.

Robotic surgery performed by the experts at CRHS

With the latest in surgical robotic technology readily available, our board certified, highly trained physicians and healthcare network team are pleased to offer you more surgical options with your comfort, convenience and recovery needs in mind.

What exactly is Robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a method to perform surgery using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer.

Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic surgery. It can be performed through smaller cuts than open surgery. The small, precise movements that are possible with this type of surgery give it some advantages over standard endoscopic techniques.

The surgeon can make small, precise movements using this method. This can allow the surgeon to do a procedure through a small cut that once could be done only with open surgery.

Once the robotic arm is placed in the abdomen, it is easier for the surgeon to use the surgical tools than with laparoscopic surgery through an endoscope.

The surgeon can also see the area where the surgery is performed more easily. This method lets the surgeon move in a more comfortable way, as well.

Can You Benefit From Robotic Surgery?

For most patients, minimally invasive procedures result in:

  •      Less scarring
  •      Shorter hospital stays and healing time
  •      Less pain after the surgery
  •      Reduced risk of complications and infection
  •      Faster return to normal activity

How do minimally invasive procedures work?

You may be familiar with laparoscopic surgery, which is performed with the use of keyhole incisions and special instruments, allowing our surgeons to work without creating a large incision.

In most procedures, a surgeon makes several small incisions and inserts thin tubes called trocars. In one incision, a miniature camera (usually a laparoscope or endoscope) may be placed through a trocar so that the surgical team can view a magnified image on operating room video monitors. Then, through another incision, specialized instruments can be maneuvered through other trocars to actually perform the procedure. The number and size of incisions and trocars can vary per procedure. Your CHRS medical team can provide you with the specific details of your operation.

Are you a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure?

Although over 20 million Americans have undergone minimally invasive surgeries, only you and your medical provider can determine if it is the right option for you.


Conditions Treated

  • Bleeding
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernias
  • Infections
  • Organ perforations
  • Ruptures of the appendix

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