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.
- 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.