Camran Nezhat Q&A: Minimizing Harm and Improving Recovery
August 31, 2020 –
The goals of minimally invasive surgery remain the same as laparoscopy – achieve the desired outcomes with less destruction, pain and recovery time – but the methods of achieving those goals have evolved over time. Here, the pioneer and inventor of modern day minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, weighs in on how he’s advancing these goals in 2020 and beyond.
You have spent decades helping to develop highly effective, minimally invasive surgical procedures. What current endoscopic/laparoscopic technologies do you find most beneficial to those goals?
Laparoscopes, cameras and robots have improved greatly over the years, allowing better visualization. The ability to see the surgical field and pathology better intraoperatively greatly improves the surgeon’s ability to perform safe surgery and reduce complications…
Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, is an inventor and pioneer of modern-day minimally invasive and robotic surgery; Fellowship Director of Camran Nezhat Institute, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Palo Alto, California.