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WHAT IS MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY?
In the past, surgery was always thought to be a major and potentially risky undertaking. Most procedures were followed by days in the hospital, followed by weeks of recovery at home. Fortunately, at North Florida Surgeons we offer minimally invasive procedures that are much more convenient—and just as effective. You can often go home the same or next day after a minimally invasive procedure.
Minimally invasive surgery uses surgical techniques where abdominal operations are performed through small incisions, often less than a centimeter long. The same operation is done but with a smaller incisions, so patients have less pain afterwards, recover faster and have less complications. Both laparoscopy and robotic surgery use small incisions and both have a role in surgical treatment. Avoiding a large incision also improves the cosmetic outcome and reduces the risk of incisional hernias. Your surgeon will discuss whether the best surgical approach will be open, laparoscopic, or robotic assisted.
With minimally invasive techniques, incisions are smaller and there’s decreased blood loss, lower risk of infection, reduced scarring, less pain, and often a decreased need for pain medication, than with traditional open surgery.
WHY CHOOSE US?
At North Florida Surgeons, we have extensive experience with both of these types of stable, less invasive approaches. These benefits translate into a shorter recovery time and a quicker return to normal life. At North Florida Surgeons, our highly experienced surgical team offers the newest techniques of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Our overall purpose is to help you live the happiest, healthiest life possible as soon
Examples of Operations that Can Be Done with MIS Techniques Include:
TYPES OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL METHODS WE OFFER
Small incisions, typically 5- or 12-millimeters, are made on your abdominal wall to allow a camera and working instruments to remove or repair tissue and organs. Often a larger incision can be avoided for many procedures.
With this type of surgery, a thin tube with a small camera and a light attached is moved through a surgical opening or body passageway (such as the respiratory tract) to examine the organ or tissue.
Here, a small incision is made near the hip to access blood vessels, and a long catheter is then slid through an artery. This technique is used to treat problems affecting blood vessels, such as an aneurysm. Clogs in the artery are treated with a stent or inflatable balloon.
ROBOTICALLY ASSISTED SURGERY
This is type of minimally invasive surgery that uses advanced technology, such as the Da Vinci surgical system. Robotic surgery is typically associated with improved patient outcomes and less pain, blood loss, scarring and time to recuperate., similar to laparoscopic surgery.