Minimal invasive surgery has changed the landscape of the operating field since 1990.
It Had A Tremendous Impact On
How the surgery is done
The quality of life of the patient after the surgery.
What is Minimal Invasive Surgery?
Also known as Key Hole Surgery/ Laparoscopic surgery.
In minimal invasive surgery, the surgery is conducted through small incisions.
These are given at two to four places on the abdomen.
These cuts are for the Ports (Tubes) which are put into the abdomen.
The abdomen is filled with CO2 (Carbon dioxide).
A telescope is introduced into the abdomen to see the operating area.
With special instruments, the surgery is performed while looking at a screen in front.
Advantages of Laproscopic Surgery
The advantages are;
- Less Pain.
- Faster Recovery After Surgery.
- Earlier Return To Work
- Better Cosmetic Results.
The most important benefit of Laparoscopic surgery is that what you do not see ;
It causes less inflammation in tissue than open procedure, which in turn
, makes the patient less prone to bacterial infection after surgery.
They have been outstanding, resulting in better surgical scars.
The scars are virtually invisible after three months of surgery.
Multiple small incisions as compared to a large incision works wonders for the patient.
The post-surgery pain is significantly reduced.
There are literally no post-op restrictions.
MIS / Laparoscopic Surgery As Effective As Open?
Laparoscopic surgery has become gold standard in some areas like gall bladder, appendix, hernia.
With all the given advantages it is certainly the future of surgery in coming times.
Who Does Laparoscopic Surgery?
Who is qualified to do laparoscopic surgery
- General surgeon with training in Laparoscopic surgery
- MIS specialist surgeon.
- Urologist/gastoentrology surgeon.