minimally invasive

or minimal invasive


adjective

(of medical treatments or procedures) requiring only a small incision or the insertion of an instrument into a body cavity; involving minimal damage of body tissue: minimally invasive endoscopy.

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British Dictionary definitions for minimally invasive

minimally invasive

minimal invasive


adjective

(of surgery) involving as little incision into the body as possible, through the use of techniques such as keyhole surgery and laser treatment
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