Quicker Recovery - Since a minimally invasive
procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery-your body may heal much faster.
Shorter Hospital Stays
- Minimally invasive procedures help get you out of the hospital and back to your life sooner than conventional surgery.
Most incisions are so small that it's hard to even notice them after the incisions have
Less pain - Because these procedures are less invasive than
conventional surgery, there is typically less pain involved. That means lower use of medicines.
Minimally invasive procedures, which include laparoscopic surgery, use state-of-the-art
technology to reduce the damage to human tissue when performing surgery.For example, in
most procedures, a surgeon makes several small incisions and inserts thin tubes called trocars. Then a miniature camera (usually a laparoscope or endoscope) is placed through one of the trocars
so the surgical team can view the procedure as a magnified image on video monitors in the operating room. Then, specialized instruments are placed through the other trocars to perform the