What is Minimally Invasive Colon Cancer Surgery?

Dr. Kim gives an overview of minimally invasive colon cancer surgery

colon cancer surgeryWhat is minimally invasive colon cancer surgery?

Minimally invasive colon cancer  surgery means uses smaller incisions and special instruments and for the patient what theoretically mean that they have a quicker recovery, better scar, less pain overall and most patients will get out of the hospital a little bit earlier than the standard surgery.

For more on minimally invasive colon cancer surgery, watch Dr. Kim in this video.

Video Transcript

Eugene M. Kim MD:  So, minimally invasive colon surgery differs from open or standard colon surgery in the way how we approach and do the operation.  Minimally invasive surgery means using smaller incisions, special instruments and for the patient what theoretically mean that they have a quicker recovery, better scar, less pain overall and most patients will get out of the hospital a little bit earlier than the standard surgery.  For a standard colon operation, using ane incision up and down on their abdomen of different lengths and minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery usually means smaller ones of few those on their abdomen, so there are some benefits definitely to minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery depending on the type of operation you have and your surgeon’s experience.


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