What is laparoscopic surgery?
For this procedure, your surgical oncology team will make one or more small incisions. They will then use a laparoscope (a long tube with small camera attached to the end) to help guide the removal of the tumor. With smaller incisions, recovery time is often shorter, and you may experience less postoperative pain.
Laparoscopic surgery for soft tissue sarcoma
This type of minimally invasive treatment can often be used for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), as well as other sarcomas located within the abdomen.
For tumors located inside the chest, thoracoscopic surgery is performed in a similar manner, except the surgery is performed inside of the chest wall instead of inside the abdomen.