Let me begin by saying that I know very little about physics. Here is what I would like to know. Imagine a scenario where medical procedures were once "invasive" due to cutting, specifically the retrieval of something from the body. But in the future, these retrievals would be rendered less invasive because surgeons could now use some device that would allow the organ/body part to somehow pass through the skin unharmed. I am familiar with "Star Trek", but it seems that teleportation is not believable, it is pure fiction. I am looking for a believable method of doing this. I read a little about "gravity waves", that they can pass through things unchanged, but I don't understand their application to the conversion of matter to energy in this situation. Could an organ be converted to a gravity wave, pass through skin, and then be usuable? In Greg Iles "Footprints of God", the brain was scanned with an MRI and was uploaded to a computer, and essentially the computer became the person. I am concerned about relying upon replication or cloning technology, it leaves too much room for error. Could anything in the universe, even in theory, allow something to pass through the skin unchanged? Could a solid matter to energy conversion take place to allow an organ to pass through the skin, to then be converted back? What kind of device could make this happen? I appreciate any help.