MIS – New standard of care for surgical procedures
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) benefits over conventional surgery
- Firstly, it is safer. With smaller incisions, there’s less trauma to the body and far less blood loss.
- Secondly, the scarring is reduced. Most incisions just take a stitch or two to close.
- Thirdly, the recovery period is shorter. Recovery from traditional surgery typically takes six to eight weeks, whereas patients who have undergone minimally invasive procedures, usually recover in only two.
- And finally, the length of hospital stay is reduced. 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 cm, 1 site in the umbilicus||No incisions in the abdominal area|
|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