Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery also called laparoscopic surgery is a technique in which multiple small incisions are made on the abdominal wall and special instruments are introduced through these incisions to perform surgery thereby avoiding a large abdominal incision.  It is colloquially known as keyhole surgery. 

The benefits of the minimally invasive approach include less postoperative wound pain, and early return to activity. It has been shown that laparoscopic surgery is as effective as open surgery in achieving its goals with significantly less discomfort.

A variation of the laparoscopic surgery is the robotic-assisted surgery, in which specialized laparoscopic instruments are used in conjunction with the Da Vinci® robot system. The use of the robotic system allows for more precise dissection and results in significantly less blood loss during surgery.