In Minimal Access Surgery, surgeons make a small, less than an inch cut in the body to perform the surgical procedure. Special instruments which are fitted with high-end cameras are passed into the body that provides a real-time image to the surgeon on which basis they perform surgery.
Manipal Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, have a team of skilled and experienced medical specialists who perform Minimal Access Surgery in Yeshwanthpur on children.
What are the different categories of Minimal Access Surgery?
Laparoscopy is the surgery that is performed in the abdomen.
Thoracoscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the chest.
Endoluminal endoscopy is a gastric wall or intestinal tract surgery.
Arthroscopy is a procedure for treating joint problems.
What are the benefits of Minimal access surgery?
Minimal Access Surgery has a lot of advantages over traditional surgery. Let's look into its advantages,
One of the significant benefits of Minimal Access Surgery is that a tiny cut is made in the body for performing surgery, unlike traditional surgery, where a large incision is made for accessing the interior body parts. The size of the incision is quite small in Minimal Access Surgery. It will be as small as one inch or a few centimetres. If surgery is complicated, doctors may make multiple incisions as per requirement.
Stitches often result in scars. A large incision needs many stitches to close it, and it will leave behind massive scars. The small incision will need a few stitches and is less likely to leave scars or the scars fade away in a few months. Even if few scars are left, they will be small in size and less noticeable.
Reduce surgery complications
The minimal access surgery uses advanced instruments and cameras. This provides a better picture of the human organ. Surgeons can perform complicated and delicate surgery by using specially designed miniature instruments. Therefore, these surgeries produce better results. Minimal Access Surgery reduces post-surgery pain and decreases wound trauma.
Short hospital stays and fast recovery
The best part is that patients need a shorter period of recovery. A patient has to stay for around 3 to 4 days in case of Minimal Acces Surgery. The small cuts heal fast compared to the large incisions. The patient will be able to resume their normal day-to-day activity in a short period.
Firstly, the surgeon will prepare the patient for anaesthesia. Minimal Access Surgery is generally performed under general anaesthesia, but some surgeries may be conducted under local anaesthesia.
Then, the surgeon will make a small cut in the body near the area of interest. A telescope with a video camera is inserted into the body to help the surgeon view the organs and the part where surgery is to be performed. The surgeon inflates the body cavity to create working space, which facilitates the comfortable movement of surgical instruments. The camera continuously provides real-time images to surgeons. After surgery, devices and instruments are removed, and the incisions are stretched and bandaged.
The nature of the surgery will determine the duration of the hospital stay. In a few cases, patients are discharged after overnight observation. Book an appointment at our multi-speciality hospital today.