Brittany's Story

A young colon cancer patient experiences vastly different MIS and open surgeries.

At age 23, Brittany Sliter was diagnosed with colon cancer. Initially, it was addressed with minimally invasive surgery, but a year later she had a second surgery — performed open — to treat complications. While both surgeries had good outcomes, her recoveries were vastly different in terms of pain, post-op complications, time off from work, and emotional burden. Hear more about Brittany’s story as she describes the drastic difference between her experiences with minimally invasive versus open colon procedures.

A Surgeon's Perspective

Benefits of minimally invasive colorectal surgery

General surgeon Nicholas Craig, M.D. talks about his experience and perspectives on the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for colorectal cases.