Laparoscopic Surgery or Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

This type of surgery describes a group of surgical techniques that allow your surgeon to enter the abdomen through small incisions or through natural orifices. Surgery is then performed by threading small instruments through the incisions while the surgeon views the inside of the body on a video screen. 

In many cases, MIS replaces the need for the larger incisions that are typical of abdominal surgery, leading to less pain and quicker recovery time for the patient. (Adapted from AAGL)

Dr. Barreth has been providing minimally invasive surgery to women in the Peace Region since arriving in Grande Prairie.

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