Using advanced technology; surgeons can now perform laparoscopic surgery. This technique allows surgeons to make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions so patients experience smaller scars, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and faster recoveries.
In the past there had been concern raised about the safety of laparoscopic surgery for cancer operations. Recently, several studies involving hundreds of patients have shown that laparoscopic surgery is safe for certain colorectal cancers.