Minimally invasive surgery is a surgery minimizing surgical incisions to reduce trauma to the body. Minimally invasive surgery allows your surgeon to use techniques that limit the size and number of cuts, or incisions, that they need to make. It’s typically considered safer than open surgery. You’ll usually recover more quickly, spend less time in the hospital, and feel more comfortable while you heal. These surgeries are commonly also referred to as Keyhole Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery.
In traditional open surgery, your surgeon makes one large cut to see the part of your body that they’re operating on. In minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon uses small tools, cameras, and lights that fit through several tiny cuts in your skin. This allows your surgeon to perform surgery without opening a lot of skin and muscle.
These methods and procedures were introduced through IR (Interventional Radiologists), where in imaging like x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and more, with the introduction of Angioplasty as a first & catheter delivered stent. Laparoscopy surgery is done through one or more small incisions, using tiny tubes, cameras and surgical instruments. This was one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery
There are many Minimally Invasive procedures today, such as, Uterine Fibroids, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Pelvic pain, Endometriosis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Cervical Incompetence and Ovarian cysts.
The advantages of a minimally invasive surgery include a few small cuts as compared to traditionally larger incision, less trauma to the muscles, nerves and tissues.Less bleeding and trauma to organs. Reduced use of medication and effect on the immune system. Faster recovery and discharge.
The risks of Minimally invasive surgery are much lesser given they use smaller surgical incisions, advanced tools making it generally less risky than traditional surgery.
Our team at Swapna Healthcare are well equipped with all the necessary tools to assist you during such times with high quality service.