minimally invasive

adjective

Medical Definition of minimally invasive 

of a surgical procedure

: involving entry into the living body through a small incision minimally invasive surgery a minimally invasive technique … innovations in interventional therapies have provided effective, minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy.— Elizabeth A. Stewart, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2 Feb. 2012

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