Minimally Invasive Surgery – What Is That?
Minimally invasive surgery, also called “keyhole” surgery, uses very small cuts to the skin or none at all. This is in contrast with the massive cuts that are often required in standard/traditional surgery. A minimally invasive procedure requires precise incisions. Traditional open surgery involves a large incision. A dissector is used for removing the tissue. There are many minimally invasive surgeries. Each requires an endoscope to be performed by the surgeon. Endoscopes are made from a narrow tube with a light and small video cameras at the ends. Endoscopes let doctors inspect the stomach, stomach, and the first few inches of the small intestine. Doctors at LMA can use very small surgical tools to fix, remove, or examine the problem.
These are the top benefits of minimally-invasive surgery.
1. You Will Need To Make Fewer Incisions
Minimally invasive surgeries require only very small incisions. A wider incision is needed to access your spine for open surgery. You can get rid of the large, painful incisions used in traditional surgery.
2. A Little Less Frightening
Minimally invasive surgery is less traumatizing than traditional surgery. Because minimally invasive surgery does not involve the cutting of muscle, the body’s main concern is healing nerves, discs, and vertebrae.
3. Less Painful Recovery
A minimally invasive procedure requires fewer incisions. The result is less pain and more damage. This means that you will not need to take pain medications as frequently and can feel less dependent.
4. Quicker Recovery
Your body will heal quicker and more effectively with less trauma.
5. There Are Fewer Chances Of Infection
Minimally invasive surgical procedures are safer than standard surgery. Each procedure comes with its pros and con. Similar risks are present with surgical procedures, such as infection of the surgical site. Minimally invasive procedures avoid the common complications of:
- Postoperative pain
- Physical therapy challenges
- Excessive bleeding
- Large scars
- Dependence upon pain medication
- Obese and older people will benefit from a great experience during surgery.
Obese people have a lot of subcutaneous fat that is removed by a large incision. This type is safer and less likely to cause blood clots. Patients will experience a less invasive procedure that requires less medication.
Types for minimally invasive surgical procedures:
1. Bariatric Surgeries
It is also known to be weight loss surgery. The term “bariatric surgery” refers to any of the operations performed on obese people by weight loss experts. It is a wonderful way to get rid of comorbidities like hypertension, diabetes, and obstructive or sleep apnea. A gastric banding (implanted medical device) is commonly used to reduce the size of your stomach.
2. Gall Bladder Stone
The gall bladder is a small organ in the abdomen that’s pear-shaped and is located just below the liver in the body. Gallstones can occur when the gall bladder is calcified from high cholesterol. Surgery is an option in the treatment of gallstones. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal: This procedure involves the surgeon making 3-4 small incisions into your abdomen. After that, a light-attached device, which is small and lightweight, is inserted to remove gallstones.
3. Hernia Repair
It is called a hernia if a part of the tissue or an organ protrudes past one of the weaker abdominal muscular walls. The most common hernia location is in the stomach. However, it can also develop in the upper thighs or groin. To avoid dangerous complications, surgery may be necessary. The most commonly used surgery to treat hernia is laparoscopic. Laparoscopic Surgery requires small surgical instruments and a small camera. There are also a few incisions that need to be made. After this, there are 5-6 weeks of rest.