Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Surgery has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. The advancement of technology and equipment-like miniature cameras-have allowed surgeons to completely change the way they perform surgeries.
The use of minimally invasive surgery (sometimes called laparoscopic surgery) involves making a series of very small incisions in which a camera and instruments are placed so the surgeon can view and perform the procedure.
This type of surgery has fewer risks, less pain, and requires a shorter recovery period than the traditional “open” surgery, which utilizes a single, large incision.