Minimally Invasive Surgery Fact Sheet
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Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) allows us to perform surgery with less trauma to patients. Traditional surgery requires larger incisions to expose the area that needs to be repaired. Recent improvements in video technology, instrumentation and technique allow surgeons to perform many procedures through small incisions, which allow miniature cameras and instruments to be inserted into the body cavity to complete operations.
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery
- Surgeons can see what is happening much more easily, with very little trauma to the patients.
- Patients have smaller wounds and usually have less pain and blood loss.
- Scars are reduced and often eliminated.
- Patients are able to return home sooner and typically recover more quickly with fewer complications. Available for routine surgery and state-of-the-art procedures.
How UK HealthCare uses minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is available for a growing number of medical conditions. UK HealthCare has assembled experts in MIS from ALL surgical disciplines and has created the first Multidisciplinary Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in the region. Surgical disciplines offering MIS techniques include:
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN)
- Cardiac surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Pediatric (children's) surgery
- Transplant surgery
UK HealthCare uses the da Vinci® Surgical System
The UK HealthCare Minimally Invasive Surgery Center features the da Vinci Surgical System . This system's 3-Dl imaging and 360 degree instrumentation allow better visibility and improved outcomes over standard minimally invasive surgery techniques.
Conditions treated with Minimally invasive surgery
The number and scope of surgeries which can be completed with MIS techniques continues to increase. No one wants to hear they need surgery, but MIS can minimize your pain and speed your recovery. MIS procedures include:.
- Abdominal pain evaluation
- Lung surgery
- Kidney surgery
- Prostate surgery
- Intestinal resection
- Liver surgery
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Reconstructive surgery
- Cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
- Inflammatory bowel disease