Surgery is a necessarily part of modern medicine, but new advances have made patients' recovery safer and easier.
Many common and complex operations can be done via a Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic approach. Compared to a traditional open approach, many patients who have a laparoscopic surgery often have smaller scars, less chance of wound infections, less pain, and get back sooner to normal life.
In addition, surgeons have adopted new practices that have helped patients get back on their feet faster. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ("ERAS") focuses on recovering quickly after an operation -- and the process starts even before a patient sets foot in the operating room
Let more about the world of Minimally Invasive Surgery
from the Society of Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
And check out the ERAS is Awesome video below, courtesy of Surgery 101: