Minimally invasive pediatric surgery treatments Minimally invasive surgery is a specific way of performing surgery using smaller incisions and smaller instruments than traditional surgical methods. The perception of minimally invasive surgery is to execute operations via very small incisions a mere fraction of the size of the incisions that are used in traditional surgery with superior or equal clinical outcomes as well as less impact on an infant’s organs and body. Why a minimally invasive surgery? 1. Less discomfort and pain for the child after surgery, and thus reduced need for any postoperative pain medicine 2. Smaller scars and reduced long-term cosmetic evidence of surgery 3. Less impact on the child’s developing body through deformity and injury to muscles, nerves as well as other tissue; like risk of bowel obstruction from abdominal surgery or scoliosis from chest surgery 4. Less risk of infection or wound complications 5. Reduced need for an overnight hospital stay for a few procedures, as well as overall shorter hospital, stays for the patients that require inpatient observation 6. Better visualization of the structures and organs thanks to the use of the sophisticated video-assisted equipment 7. Less time away from work for parents This method of surgery uses unique small tools in order to allow surgeons to execute the procedures through smaller incisions than what anyone would normally be used for traditional open surgery.