Minimally invasive surgery is the use of technologically advanced equipment, to perform surgical procedures that would otherwise require traditional large incisions. In the last 20 years, robotic and laparoscopic surgery began to emerge, and eventually became the standard of care, for many surgical procedures. This involves the use of small incisions, a camera, and specialized instruments, to perform surgical procedures. This revolutionized the field of surgery, resulting in improved surgical outcomes, decreased pain, and decreased rate of complications. Today, the majority of surgical procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, and hernias, can be performed with a minimally invasive approach. It is essential, that a surgical team, is proficient in all of these techniques, to provide patients with the most optimal and tailored approach, for their particular disease or condition.