Laparoscopic surgery commonly referred to as Minimally Invasive surgery has been a regular part of the general surgeon’s practice since the early 1990’s. Patients who were qualified candidates for the procedures were routinely offered a minimally invasive approach to selected abdominal operations, which resulted in less trauma and pain and quicker recovery times. Minimally invasive surgery has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 30 years with upwards of 7.5 procedures being performed per year worldwide. Innovations in MIS are typically focused on improving patient outcomes and the goal of making such surgeries even less invasive providing patients with less hospital time, less risk of incision site infections and minimal scarring.
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