Minimally invasive surgery is a surgery minimizing surgical incisions to reduce trauma to the body. This type of surgery is performed using very small incisions, allowing the introduction of an endoscope connected to a camera and the introduction of some micro-instruments. That camera allows surgeons to have a magnified image leading to a very precise dissection of the operated organs.
While traditional surgical methods often require longer recovery periods some of the key advantages of minimally invasive surgery is to reduce post-operative pain, blood loss and to enable a speedy recovery including a short hospital stay. Minimally invasive approach also prevents from parietal wall complications and infections as well from post-operative incisional hernia.
Some of the key benefits are;
Reduced blood loss
Reduced post-operative pain
Fast return to normal activities
Reduced risk of wall abscess and eventration
Reduced hospital stay and readmissions
Decreased recovery time and lower costs across the episode of care