Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham has one of the largest and most experienced minimally invasive surgery practices in the United States, performing thousands of procedures each year. Minimally invasive surgery can minimize pain, speed up recovery, and decrease complications.

In simple terms, minimally invasive surgery is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques, miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights, and high definition monitors, surgeons perform surgery through a tiny incision.