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Minimally-Invasive Surgery

For 30 years, CAMC has been West Virginia’s leader in minimally-invasive surgery. From training future generations of surgeons on the least invasive surgical techniques to bringing the most advanced minimally-invasive procedures to the state, CAMC has been on the forefront of groundbreaking surgical care for decades. 

Our board-certified physicians are recognized leaders who have introduced new surgical methods and perfected minimally-invasive techniques in nearly every type of surgery, from spine surgery and hernia repair to hysterectomy, cardiothoracic surgery, gallbladder surgery and orthopedic procedures. 

As a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, CAMC also offers the latest in minimally-invasive robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. The surgeon's hands control of this state-of-the-art robotic device to perform the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched accuracy. Patients undergoing gynecology procedures such as hysterectomy and fibroid removal; urology procedures such as prostatectomy and kidney and bladder surgeries; and many general surgery procedures such as bariatric, colon and hernia surgery, are potential candidates for da Vinci surgery. 

Minimally-invasive surgery is not big news here, but what we’re doing to make surgery easier, safer and more effective is a big deal because it means you don’t have to leave West Virginia for the best surgical care.

Minimally-invasive spine surgery

Dr. Matthew Walker, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Robotic surgery

Dr. Stephen Bush, Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Dr. James P. Tierney, Urologist; Dr. Edward Tiley III, General and Vascular Surgeon; Dr. Gina Busch, Gynecologist

Hear more from our physicians about minimally-invasive surgery at CAMC.


  • Small incisions (cuts)
  • Few stitches
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Less damage to healthy tissue
  • Faster recovery (than traditional, open surgery)

If you’ve been told that you need surgery, ask your doctor if minimally-invasive surgery at CAMC may be an option for you or contact us for information.