Minimally invasive surgery benefits patients by using only very small incisions and special advanced equipment to accomplish the same operations that are usually done through large open incisions. This means less tissue injury, less pain, and faster recovery for nearly all patients. For some procedures, in addition to faster recovery and less pain the results are actually better than for open surgery. Also scars are very small and almost invisible. This means you will be out of the hospital, back on your feet, and back to your family and work faster, with less pain.