A minimally invasive procedure is any procedure that is less invasive than open surgery used for the same purpose. A minimally invasive procedure typically involves use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device, and is carried out through the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening.
This may result in:
[list_item]Shorter hospital stays[/list_item]
[list_item]Allow outpatient treatment[/list_item]
[list_item]Decreased blood loss[/list_item]
[list_item]Faster Recovery and return to work[/list_item]