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New York Surgeon Discusses Benefits of Laparoscopy for Seniors

Posted on: October 10, 2013

The Benefits of Laparoscopy are Particularly Apparent for Seniors

by Jerald Wishner, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at NWH.

Wishner,(Jerald Wishner, MD)Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages when compared to similar procedures performed through a large open incision. Patients undergoing a laparoscopic surgery experience:

  • less pain
  • earlier return of intestinal function
  • earlier ambulation
  • shorter hospitals stays
  • earlier return to their baseline activities

These advantages can be particularly important to the elderly. Continue reading

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