Small Gauge Vitrectomy

The physicians at Pacific Northwest Retina are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment in conditions of the retina, macula and vitreous, including small gauge vitrectomy.

What is a Small Gauge Vitrectomy?

Small gauge vitrectomy, also known as minimally invasive vitreous surgery, is based upon the desire for less invasive approaches that achieve optimal clinical outcomes. The goal to reduce the duration of surgery and minimize trauma has led to developments in surgical techniques and instrumentation.

Reduction in the incision size has lead to the minimization of tissue trauma and reduction in the postoperative convalescence period. The technique has shown a resulting decrease in surgical time, less postoperative inflammation, and faster recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about small gauge vitrectomy and to schedule a visit with one of our retina specialists, call us toll-free at 800.331.3719 or 206.215.3850. We have locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Bellingham, Burlington, Mountlake Terrace, Kent and Ellensburg.