|Minimally invasive surgery consists of procedures that are performed through one or more short incisions, instead of one long incision in traditional open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is also known as “key hole” surgery because surgeons perform operations through small “holes” or incisions using a specialized instrument or endoscope. Surgeons and patients are selecting and opting for more minimally invasive surgeries for a variety of procedures because of the many benefits of minimally invasive surgeries.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgeries can include:
- Less postoperative pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
- Better overall outcome
Halifax Regional as a Leader
The skilled surgeons at Halifax Regional who perform minimally invasive procedures have completed advanced laparoscopy training, and are experienced in the techniques required by their surgical specialties. Patients who come to Halifax Regional who might not be candidates for open surgery, can sometimes receive the surgery they need through a minimally invasive surgical procedure.