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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (Overview)

A new thoracic surgical technique involving video or robotic assistance.


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How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated. All surgery has risks. Mis can reduce some risks, but may increase other. Have a frank discussion with the surgeon recommending the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (Overview)

A new thoracic surgical technique involving video or robotic assistance.


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What is minimally invasive surgery?

What is minimally invasive surgery?

MIS surgery: Minimally invasive surgery is a phrase used to describe surgical techniques in which a surgery is performed in a manner that will cause less surgical trauma to the body. It is widely applied in most surgical specialities, ranging from orthopaedics to general surgery. ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Non invasive hip surgery?

Non invasive hip surgery?

Minimaly invasive: It is actually minimaly invasive also called non invasive replacement of arthritic hip is done through a 3-5 inch incision instead of traditional 10-12 inch incision. There is less pain and early recovery.Patients can go home 3 days after surgery and resume driving in4 to 6 weeks, there is faster healing and minimal scar.But if a surgeon finds difficulty he can enlarge the incision. ...Read more

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What is minimally invasive heart bypass surgery?

What is minimally invasive heart bypass surgery?

It depends: Minimally invasive surgery can mean many things. The majority of cardiac bypass surgery is done using the heart lung machine and stopping the heart (on pump). But some surgeons do it with the heart beating (off pump). Other surgeons do it thru a 3-4 in incision between the ribs. Others do it thru several 1 inch incisions with the robot. These also can be done on or off pump. ...Read more

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What is minimally invasive heart surgery?

What is minimally invasive heart surgery?

Smaller incision: Minimally invasive heart surgery uses special instruments, and sometimes a robot, to perform coronary artery bypass surgery or valve surgery using a small incision off and 2-3 CM in diameter. This is much smaller than the standard thoracotomy which is a large midsternal incision. ...Read more

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What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

A few variations: Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine. They can then perform surgery in a minimally invasive way to remove a herniated disk in your back. ...Read more

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What does minimally invasive heart surgery treat?

What does minimally invasive heart surgery treat?

Heart surgery: So-called minimally invasive heart surgery is used to treat coronary artery disease as well as valvular heart disease. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and valve repair surgery can be accomplished with minimally invasive techniques but requires a surgeon who is highly skilled in using these techniques. ...Read more

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When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart centre in germany. ...Read more

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Is minimally invasive heart surgery the same as open heart surgery?

Is minimally invasive heart surgery the same as open heart surgery?

Mostly....: The biggest difference is usually the incision size, with minimally invasive being smaller and often avoiding opening the breastbone. The actual surgical procedure, such as valve repair or bypass is often identical to the traditional approach. ...Read more

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Can you describe minimally invasive heart surgery ?

Can you describe minimally invasive heart surgery ?

When?: Most aortic and mitral valve procedures and some limited coronary bypass procedures. They are usually done with peripheral cannulation and small sternotomies, thoracotomies. ...Read more

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Noninvasive hip surgery?

Noninvasive hip surgery?

Arthroscope: Hip arthroscopy done by a orthopedist that does this regularly can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Chest Surgery (Definition)

Chest surgery is a method of treating problems in the chest that generally require something to be cut out (biopsy or removal of tissue) or something to be repaired. Examples include removing tumors, removing sections of damaged lung, repairing birth defects of the trachea or esophagus, coronary artery bypass grafts, repairing ...Read more


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Thoracic Surgery (Definition)

Thoracic surgeons operate on the chest and the organs within: airway, heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum, etc. You may also find a common title of "cardiothoracic surgeon" or in more specialized regions a distinction will be made between heart surgeons and non-heart surgeons, i.e. "cardiovascular ...Read more