Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive procedures make use of small incisions to perform surgery, making it less risky as compared to “open” surgeries. The aim is to reduce the damage to the tissue that may come with an open surgery. Patients generally prefer to choose this type of surgery over conventional procedures because it not only minimises the risks but also offers quick recovery.  Minimally invasive surgery is an innovative way of performing surgical procedures in order to reduce risks and decrease recovery.

What is the procedure of minimally invasive surgery like?

The procedure is generally performed by making several small incisions where needed and threading thin tubes are inserted through the incisions. If there is a need, a space between the organs and the skin is created by passing carbon dioxide in between the two. The incisions allow the trocars to pass through. Small cameras called endoscopes are fitted onto them making it possible for the surgeons to view the process on the inside while the other incisions allow the instruments to enter the body.  The size of the incision varies from case to case, depending on the area in question as well as what instruments are required for the procedure.


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