As a result of the increasing awareness in the medical fraternity and patients, minimally invasive surgery is becoming more common in India. The distinguishing feature of these surgeries is that these are performed through tiny incisions instead of a single large opening in a patient’s body. Since the incisions tend to be small, the patients have smaller recovery times and minimal discomfort as compared with traditional surgery.
In a minimally invasive surgery, doctors make several small incisions in the patient’s skin, just a few millimeters in some cases. Then an endoscope is passed through one of the incisions. Special instruments are passed through the other incisions, with the doctors monitoring and performing the surgery by exploring, removing or repairing anything that is wrong inside the body.
Examples of minimally invasive surgery
- Sub-total thyroidectomy
- Laproscopy with biosy only
- Diaphragmatic hernia
All the above mentioned procedure provide results that are equivalent to traditional surgical methods
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery
- Lesser body scars
- Shorter hospital stays
- In some cases, no need for anesthesia
- Minimal pain
Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more common in hospitals. These procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery — all with the same benefits.
During a minimally invasive procedure, surgeons make several small incisions in the skin — just a few millimeters, in some cases. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end (called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear (and magnified) view of the surgical area. Special instruments are passed through the other openings. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever’s wrong inside the body.
There are some advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures that can be performed almost exclusively through a single point of entry – meaning only one small incision. This is called Single Site Laparoscopy, and is another approach to performing traditional laparoscopic surgery using the same tools
Minimally Invasive Surgery offered
Some of the Minimally Invasive surgeries offered includes :
- Sub-Total Thyroidectomy
- Laparoscopy with Biospsy Only
- Retroperitoneoscopy and Biopsy
- diaphragmatic hernia
Various procedures used for performing Minimally Invasive surgeries include Laporoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Arthroscopy, Rhinioscopy, Otoscopy etc. Experiences and specialized doctors have successfully dome treatments for national as well as international patients.
Benefits of minimally invasive procedures
Not only do these procedures usually provide equivalent outcomes to traditional “open” surgery (which sometimes require a large incision), but minimally invasive procedures (using small incisions) may offer significant benefits as well:
Quicker Recovery – Since a minimally invasive procedure requires smaller incisions than conventional surgery (usually about the diameter of a dime), your body may heal much faster.
Shorter Hospital Stays – Minimally invasive procedures help get you out of the hospital and back to your life sooner than conventional surgery.
Less scarring – Most incisions are so small that it’s hard to even notice them after the incisions have healed.
Less pain – Because these procedures are less invasive than conventional surgery, there is typically less pain involved.