Door: Luuk Evers Minimally Invasive Assistant The MIA makes laparoscopy widely available, by adressing the three pillars: clinical, economical, and labour. Clinical benefits – shorter, less painfull recovery and less scarring are maintained by a minimally invasive approach. Economical benefits of laparoscopy – reduced hospitalisation and infection risks – are sustained by offering a fully mechanical device, which does not require the high purchasing, maintenance, and procedural costs of advanced robotic systems. Labour benefits – short learning curves and improved ergonomics – are reached by natural instrument movements, and a seated position. The MIA combines the best of both conventional and robotic-assisted Laparoscopy, offering benefits for the patient, hospital, and surgeon.