Episode from the podcastSurgery 101

44. Minimally Invasive Surgery

Released Friday, 20th May 2011
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In this episode, Dr Dan Birch gives an introduction to the principles of minimally invasive surgery. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:
  • define minimally invasive surgery
  • list common operations carried out using a minimally invasive approach
  • describe some of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery
  • outline the ways that minimally invasive surgery has changed how the operating room works
  • outline the impact of minimally invasive surgery on the training of surgeons


Running time 23:23