What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgical approach for colon cancer?

The laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer is advantageous as it ensures reduced post-surgical pain due to the small incision and reduced exposure of the visceral organs as compared to the open surgical technique.

In addition, the laparoscopic technique requires smaller incisions and a shorter stay at the hospital. The surgical downtime is also shorter as you can return to normal activities faster. You can resume eating normal food earlier as the gastrointestinal tract undergoes rapid recovery.

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