Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

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,
2-4 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

3D-4K Laparoscopic Operating Rooms – Maximize Precision and Increase Safety

Experience a superior safety environment with all laparoscopic operating rooms having built-in medical innovations, such as sterile zones, anti-bacterial walls and positive pressure rooms. Moreover, operating in these state-of-the-art surroundings, with the precision maximisation offered by 3D-4K technology helps our highly skilled surgeons provide first-rate surgical outcomes.

What is 3D-4K? The extra resolution of 4K medical monitors (four times the resolution of full HD) and 3D imaging, means a clearer view of fine detail and greater depth perception. Inturn, this provides a more realistic visualisation of complex surgical procedures. In addition, it also allows zooming in without pixelation, for a magnified view.

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)


Here are the techniques of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) 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. To clarify, small incisions are approximately 0.5 to 1 cm each. Contrarily, in a traditional open abdominal surgery, the size of the incision on the abdomen is about 8 to 15 cm long. The main advantages of conventional laparoscopic surgery, then, are that it results in far less postoperative pain. Furthermore, it has a much shorter recovery period, allowing the patient to return to their everyday life and activities much more quickly. Last but the most 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. 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. As a result, 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. However, it’s entry is through a natural orifice, such as the mouth, anus or vagina.
    The safest and most favored approach at present is transvaginal. To give a clearer picture, 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. Moreover, it boasts a much faster postoperative recovery period.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Samitivej Intelligent Ward – High Tech with High Care

Introducing Samitivej’s Intelligent Ward where we offer our new efficient medical communication system, leading the way in the use of technology for patient safety, comfort and care, click here.

Samitivej has a team ready to help and provide services for:

  • Treatment Plan Consultation with a doctor via online video-call (second opinion)
  • Treatment Planning if you have medical records or a price estimate from another hospital 
  • Cost Planning by our Appraisals Team with price guarantee (only for procedure packages without complications)
  • Check Initial Coverage Eligibility with Thai and international insurance companies (only for insurance companies in contract with the Hospital)

Scheduling an appointment
You can now consult with our doctor online via Samitivej Virtual Hospital before coming to the hospital. Click here to arrange VDO call with a doctor (subject to availability).

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