The main purpose of minimally invasive surgery is to make the experience of surgery easier on the patient, provide better physical results, reduced pain, shorter recovery time and faster return to normal.
Minimally invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, often involves inserting long, slender probes or instruments into three of four small openings in the body the size of buttonholes. One instrument is a small, lighted camera, or endoscope, that projects the images on a television screen. The surgeon then performs the surgical procedure, guided by the image on the screen.
Not everyone is eligible to have a minimally invasive surgery procedure. Our skilled surgeons know best when it is right to use traditional or minimally invasive surgery, depending on the patient's medical history, overall health and type of illness or disease.