What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery allows us to accomplish the same goals as conventional, open surgery, but with a much smaller incision or group of incisions.


What are the benefits?

Smaller incisions mean less blood loss, less pain, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery. You may need less pain medication and have a lower risk of infection. People get back to work and their daily activities faster. Patients who need radiation or chemotherapy may be able to start those treatments sooner because they heal faster.

Which types of cancer can be treated with minimally invasive procedures at Valley Health?

When appropriate, minimally invasive surgery can be used for cancers of the colon and rectum, esophagus, small intestine (bowel), stomach (gastric cancer), pancreas, lung, urinary tract, and liver, as well as gynecological cancers.

Is it appropriate for me?

Anyone who is medically fit for open surgery can have minimally invasive surgery. However, in some cases, open surgery is the best option. We see every person we treat as an individual. We make treatment decisions with them and with the Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiologists, and other specialists based on their unique situation.

Minimal invasive Patient treated

A super-obese lady with uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis treated for cancer uterus via laproscopy surgery had an uneventful recovery and was cured of her disease. She was afraid of the surgery, as at many other places where she had previously consulted, she was told about the very high risk in view of all these comorbidities.


Dr. . Nitin and team at Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, gave a new lease of life to a 56-year-old woman by surgically removing a 47-kg tumor, which is being claimed to be the biggest non-ovarian tumor that has been successfully removed in the country.

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