Whether it's referred to as Keyhole, Band-Aid, Endoscopic, or Laparoscopic, minimally invasive general surgery has been a hot topic in the medical field for the past 20 years. The surgeons at Miracle Mile Medical Center are highly trained in the use of the special instruments required for this surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery is less painful, requires a shorter hospital stay and results in faster recovery times, allowing patients to return to their active lifestyles.
The key element in this surgery is a miniature video camera with a "cold" light source. The surgeon is able to view the area on a TV screen and perform the surgery using tools inserted into other small incisions. Gall bladder and appendix removal are the most commonly performed procedures; however, the approach is used in many other areas including orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, and gynecology.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- - Reduced blood loss
- - Smaller incisions
- - Less pain
- - Short hospital stay
- - Reduced exposure of internal organs