Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery uses high–tech surgical instruments and cameras linked to high definition televisions that allow surgeons to perform major operations through small incisions. This compares favorably to traditional techniques, which require large incisions through muscles and other tissue to approach surgical sites. It also allows the adult or child to recuperate faster and with less pain.
These innovative techniques are about a decade old and offer many benefits, such as smaller scars, less tissue trauma, less pain and a more rapid recovery. Not all conditions are treatable with minimally invasive surgery. We Care India partner surgeons are continually looking for ways to make even the most minimally invasive procedure even less invasive.
For patients, minimally invasive surgery means less trauma to the body, less blood loss, smaller surgical scars and less need for pain medication. Patients leave the hospital sooner after minimally invasive surgery and return to normal activities sooner than with conventional open surgery.
We Care India partner hospitals have one of the largest and most experienced minimally invasive surgery practices in the India, performing thousands of procedures each year. Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include smaller incisions, faster recovery times, and less pain.
Minimally invasive surgery is any technique involved in surgery that does not require a large incision. This relatively new approach allows the patient to recuperate faster with less pain. Not all conditions are suitable for minimally invasive surgery.
Many surgery techniques now fall under minimally invasive surgery, including :
A test that uses a tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (laparoscope) to examine organs and check for abnormalities. Laparoscopy is often used during surgery to look inside the body and avoid making large incisions. Tissue samples may also be taken for examination and testing.
A test that uses a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (endoscope) to examine the inside of part of the digestive tract. Tissue samples from inside the digestive tract may also be taken for examination and testing.
With the use of an endoscope, surgeons can look at the interior of a joint. This technique is most often used to inspect the inside of the knee joint.
The examination of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs) using a flexible tube (bronchoscope). Bronchoscopy helps to evaluate and diagnose lung problems, assess blockages, obtain samples of tissue and/or fluid, and/or to help remove a foreign body.
Inserting a viewing tube up the urethra to examine the urethra and bladder cavity.
Examining the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine with a long viewing tube.
A visual inspection of the cervical canal and uterine cavity with an endoscope.
Inspecting the larynx (voice box) with a mirror or viewing tube.
Examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon with a viewing tube.
Through the use of two daVinci robotic surgical systems, is offered as a treatment option for several surgical procedures. By integrating computer-enhanced technology with the surgeon’s skill, a Robotic Surgery System enables surgeons to perform precise, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in a manner never before experienced to enhance healing and promote well-being.
As a result Patient benefits may include:
- Reduced pain and trauma to the body
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less post-operative pain and discomfort
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
- Less scarring and improved comesis