Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is regarded to be less dangerous and traumatic to the body. Minimal incisions (holes) are made in the desired location during minimally invasive surgery. The procedure is carried out using cameras, needles, and other surgical devices. This procedure is less painful for the patient and healing is faster in comparison to conventional surgery.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Most organs, including the brain, heart, and even glands, are now operated on with minimally invasive surgery. Here are the types of surgeries specialized on parts of the body:
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery:
Laparoscopes, as well as other small, thin surgical devices, are inserted via the incisions by the surgeon. A camera on the laparoscope delivers images to a monitor, allowing the clinician to see the surgical site. Surgeries like uterus removal, gall bladder, appendix, hernia repair, spleen removal, and gastric bypass surgery are possible through Laparoscopy.
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS):
VATS surgery is used to treat conditions in the chest. A thoracoscope with a tiny camera is inserted into the chest wall along with other surgical instruments. The surgery is used to treat lung ailments.
3D pictures can be observed with cameras with a 10x magnification. Doctors can use Robotic Surgery to accomplish difficult operations and surgeries.
Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Most organs, including the brain, heart, and even glands, are now operated on with minimally invasive surgery. Here are the types of surgery on specialized parts of the body:
- Heart surgery
- Mitral valve prolapse and repair
- Atrial septal defect
- Atrial fibrillation
- Aortic regurgitation
- Surgical removal of the uterus
- Polyps or fibroids.
- Open fallopian tubes
- Hysterectomy (to remove part of the uterus)
- Knee-joint ailments
- Brain tumors
- Brain cancer
- Spine surgery
- Lung cancer
- Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat surgery) Head and neck surgery
- Adrenalectomy (one or both adrenal glands are removed)
- Kidney Transplant
- Nephroplasties (kidney removal)
- Kidney disorders (cysts, stones, blockage, cancer)
Advantages of Minimal Invasive Surgery:
Minimal Invasive still remains a surgery however due to technological advancement risk has been lowered. In fact, side effects like bleeding, infections, organ injuries are negligible but still, it is advisable to discuss the risk and its measures with your doctor.
- Very precise incisions
- Safe & less scarry with fewer complications
- Quick recovery period, depending on surgeries however it has come down to few days instead of weeks.
- Shorter Hospital stay
- Lower infection risk as blood loss is very less.