Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers some cancer patients an alternative to open surgical procedures. Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers state-of-the-art MIS as an alternative to traditional gallbladder surgery.
This next generation of surgery can be performed through access incisions less than an inch in size. RPCI surgeons, equipped with pencil-sized cameras and instruments, have performed increasingly more complex MIS procedures across a number of surgical specialties over the last few years.
MIS, sometimes referred to as laparoscopic or “keyhole” surgery, has experienced rapid growth over the past five years and has become the gold standard for some procedures. This type of cutting-edge medicine promises patients a better surgical experience while promoting patient well-being and enhancing healing. Minimally invasive alternatives usually result in less pain and trauma, decreased risk of blood loss and infection, smaller scars, less time in the hospital, and a more rapid recovery time.