MIS – New standard of care for surgical procedures

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) benefits over conventional surgery

  • Increased safety– with smaller incisions, there’s less trauma to the body and far less blood loss.
  • Decreased scarring– most incisions just take a stitch or two to close.
  • Faster recovery– whereas recovery from traditional surgery typically takes six to eight weeks, patients who have undergone minimally invasive procedures, usually recover in only two.
  • Decreased length of hospital stay– most MIS procedures are associated with a 48 hour discharge or scheduled outpatient surgery.
Open Surgery Conventional Laparoscopy Single-Port Laparoscopy NOTES*
Abdominal Incision 8-15 cm 0.5-1 cm,
2-4 sites
2 cm, 1 site in the umbilicus No incisions in the abdominal area
Postoperative pain Significant Minimal Minimal Least
Hospital recovery period 3-5 days 2-3 days 2-3 days 1-2 days
Probability of postoperative fibrosis High Low Low Extremely Low
Risk level of surgical site infection Present Low Low Extremely Low
Risk level for incisional hernia Present Very Low Very Low Non-existent

*Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) – Latest Revolutionary Technique

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Here are all techniques of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) that can be performed at Samitivej Hospital:

(1) Conventional Laparoscopic Surgery
With conventional laparoscopic surgery, one can expect two to four very small incisions in the abdominal area, approximately 0.5 to 1 cm each. By contrast, with traditional open abdominal surgery, the size of the incision on the abdomen is about eight to 15 cm long. The main advantages of conventional laparoscopic surgery, then, are far less postoperative pain and a much shorter recovery period, allowing the patient to return to their everyday life and activities much more quickly. Additionally, the obvious cosmetic advantage is the greatly reduced incision size.

(2) Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery
Conventional laparoscopic surgery has been further developed to what is now called single port laparoscopic surgery. From what used to be two to four incision sites with the conventional method, has now been reduced to a single small incision at the entry point—the umbilicus. The key benefit of single port laparoscopic surgery is its highly superior cosmetic results; as once the procedure is finished, the umbilicus is gently folded back into its original position, and thus the healed incision leaves practically no visible scar. The many other benefits are comparable to those of conventional laparoscopic surgery.

(3) Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) – Latest Revolutionary Technique
Scarless abdominal surgery, or as it is known in medical terms, Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), is a form of laparoscopic surgery that has been further advanced and developed from the conventional laparoscopic surgery approach, but with entry through a natural orifice, such as the mouth, anus, vagina, etc. The safest and most favored approach at present is transvaginal. The transvaginal approach is accomplished by passing the tiny camera and instruments through the vaginal cavity to perform surgery. Because every phase of this surgical procedure is performed using the vaginal port, it means that the most obvious advantages are the aesthetic and cosmetic benefits, since there is no incision made in the abdominal area. With this procedure, the postoperative pain is far less than with any other kind of laparoscopic surgery that goes through the abdomen and it also boasts a much faster postoperative recovery period.

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