What is minimally invasive surgery ?
Minimally invasive surgery is a type of surgery that uses special tools that are designed to decrease the size of incisions and reduce how much the body's tissues get damaged.
Surgeons use scope which consist of a long, thin tube with a tiny camera and a light on the end. The camera sends pictures of the inside of the body to a TV screen. When doing this type of surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision just big enough for the scope to fit through. He or she also makes 2 or more other incisions that slim tools can fit through. These tools include clamps, scissors, and stitching devices, which the surgeon can control from outside the body. While looking at the picture on the screen, the surgeon uses those tools to do the operation.
What are the different types of minimally invasive gynaecological surgeries?
How is minimally invasive surgery different from regular surgery ?
No. Many procedures can now be done through a minimally invasive approach. But it's not always up to the patient to choose what type of surgery to have. Whether or not a patient can have this type of surgery will depend on:
Even when a patient starts out having minimally invasive surgery, there's no guarantee that the surgery will stay that way. Sometimes surgeons start out doing minimally invasive surgery and then realize that they need to switch to open surgery.
This doesn't mean the surgeon has done anything wrong; it's just something that happens sometimes after a surgery gets started.
If you go in for minimally invasive surgery, be prepared to wake up and find out that you had open surgery. This could happen for a few different reasons, such as:
The important thing to remember is that if a surgeon switches to regular surgery, it is usually to protect the safety of the patient.