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What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

Minimally invasive surgery is also referred to as "laparoscopic surgery." The surgeon will use several very small incisions to place cannulas, camera and instruments to perform the surgery. There is normally less blood loss, less post-operative pain and reduced down time. Hospital stays are also greatly reduced. As a result the larger open surgeries with the long scar are avoided. Images from the camera (endoscope) are seen the screen and instruments are passed through the other small incisions to perform the operation.

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