Graphic showing the difference between a traditional open surgery incision for a benign hysterectomy versus minimally invasive surgery incision

The diagram above shows the difference between a traditional open surgery incision for a benign hysterectomy versus minimally invasive surgery incision techniques that would be used for the same procedure. 

A Less Invasive Approach to Surgery

Have you been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery? If so, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options. The Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Program at MedStar Franklin Square offers the most sophisticated and advanced minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical procedures. All of our physicians receive specialty training in minimally invasive surgery procedures, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of the most skilled and experienced doctors.

Alternative to conventional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery offers patients multiple advantages, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Minimal to no scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower rate of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay

Minimally invasive surgery may be the best choice for patients facing surgeries in multiple specialties including general surgery, gynecological surgery, urogynecological surgery, colorectal surgery, and bariatric surgery.

Contact Us

For a physician referral, please call us at:


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
White Square Building
9105 Franklin Square Drive
Suites 305 and 307
Baltimore, MD 21237

Patient Story

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

“Minimally invasive” is an umbrella term for any surgery less invasive than traditional open surgery. Surgeons performing minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and laparoscopic instruments, or the da Vinci® Surgical Robot. At MedStar Franklin Square, we offer different types of minimally invasive surgery.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique in which your MedStar Franklin Square surgeon will insert a thin, lighted tube fixed with a camera and other instruments into tiny incisions in your abdomen. This allows your surgeon to view your internal organs while making surgical repairs or removing tissue.

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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Not only does minimally invasive surgery offer patients several benefits such as smaller incisions, improved healing times, less pain and lower risk of scarring, but in many cases, minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery.

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