Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon uses different techniques to operate cancer with minimal damage to the body. this type of surgery is lined with less pain, shorter hospital stays and lesser complications.


Laproscopy -where surgery is done via one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny cameras and surgical equipments – was one of the first types of minimally invasive procedure. Robotic surgery is another type, that gives a detailed 3D view of the surgical site and aids the surgeon to operate with accuracy, flexibility and control. It is a safe and effective method that meets the surgical needs of many cancer patients.

Who Needs It?

Minimally invasive surgery is used to treat a variety of cancer that results in less damage to the body than open surgery, In addition, it also reduces hospital stay and minimal complications. It can be used for treating cancers of the colon, rectum, oesophagus, small intestine, stomach, pancreas, lung , urinary tract , liver and gynaecological cancers,


Minimally invasive surgery uses very small surgical incisions and it’s less risky than open surgery. However, there are risks of complications with anaesthesia, bleeding, and infection.

It is a surgical procedure that reduce the size of surgical incisions needed, so that it minimises the blood loss, wound healing time, pain and scarring, hospital stay, risk of infection and post-surgical complications are less.

Generally, scars from minimally invasive surgery are smaller than in open surgery.

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