Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery involves minuscule instead of large incisions. Extremely small incisions are made – just large enough for small cameras equipped with microscopes and tiny fiber-optic flashlights to be inserted.
Surgeons use this micro-technology to view the inside of your body on a high-definition monitor. After the procedure, it takes only a few stitches to close up each of the incisions.
Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced technique that enables patients to experience faster recoveries and less scarring than what is entailed during traditional invasive procedures. That means less time away from home and less pain during the healing process.
How is it done?
A minimally-invasive procedure typically involves the use of arthroscopic (for joints and the spine) or laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or large scale display panel, and is carried out through the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening.
A faster recovery for the patient
Resuming normal activity faster
Lower total cost of care to both the patient and insurance plan
- Laparoscopic Ventral / Incisional Hernia Repair
- Open/Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia repair
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Stone Removal
- Throidectomy/ Parathyoidectomy
- Laparoscopic adrenalaectomy
- Open adrenalectomy
- Colon cancer surveillance/screening
- Colonoscopy with polyp removal
- Colon surgery Open/Laparoscopic
- All aspects of surgical treatment for esophageal and gastric diseases specializing in minimally invasive techniques.
- Flexible Gastro-oesophagoscopy
- Endoscopic Polypectomy
- Endoscopic management of bleeding Ulcer disease
- Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
- Laparoscopic Heller’s Cardiomyotomy
- Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
Sources: http://www.aimis.org/what-is-minimally-invasive-surgery/; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimally-invasive_procedures