In order to minimize recovery time and  APR 30 2007

In order to minimize recovery time and scarring, doctors are attempting to make use of existing holes in the body for surgery instead of making new ones. "Much of the discomfort and recovery time after conventional surgery -- even keyhole surgery -- is due to the incisions made in the abdominal wall. However, because transgastric surgeons reach the abdominal cavity through the mouth, there is no need for an incision, so patients should be back up on their feet much faster."

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