Minimally invasive procedures allow your physician 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.
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.
Some minimally invasive procedures are done with robotic technology that allows more precise control over the surgery. Other minimally invasive surgeries are done without robotic assistance.
Types of Minimally Invasive procedures
Laparoscopic surgery: The physician makes several small incisions about one-half inch in size. During laparoscopic procedures, a camera attached to a thin metal telescope (laparoscope) is placed inside a single incision. The laparoscope allows the surgeon to view the inside of the abdomen on operating room monitors. To perform the surgery, small instruments are placed through other small incisions.
Laparoscopic-assisted surgery: This type of procedure is performed primarily laparoscopically and then completed through a small abdominal incision.
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery: During this procedure, a device is placed in an incision 2 to 3 inches in length. The surgeon inserts a hand through the incision to assist in performing the operation.
Single incision surgery or single site surgery: In this approach, both the laparoscope and operating instruments are passed through a single, small incision.
Robotic surgery or robotic-assisted surgery: Similar to standard laparoscopic surgery, this newer technique allows a surgeon to control a robot that moves the surgical instruments.
Minimally Invasive Procedures can help these diseases:
Varicose Veins (Venous Disease)
Vascular Disease (Peripheral Artery Disease)
Spinal Pain/Pain Management (Kyphoplasty)
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
MIMIT Health provides world class health care combined with minimally invasive treatments by industry-leading physicians and surgeons. Along with our best-in-class health care, we focus on our patients "living their best life" with healthy lifestyle strategies and wellness solutions.
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