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MIP for Colon Surgery

During “minimally invasive,” or laparoscopic, colon surgery, the surgeon makes a series of small incisions, from one-fourth inch to four inches, in the patient’s abdomen. A small video camera or “scope” is placed in one of the incisions, providing the surgeon with a magnified view of the patient’s internal organs on a television monitor. Surgical instruments are placed in the other incisions allowing the surgeon to work inside and remove portions of the colon.

Laparoscopic colon surgery has been shown as effective as open surgery, while offering many benefits over the open procedure. These benefits include:

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