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What are some disadvantages of minimally invasive surgery?

What are some disadvantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Very few.: The goal of every operation is to safely accomplish the desired outcome. "mis" allows us to do this with much less pain than traditional surgery, but it should never be at the expense of less safety. Furthermore, the indications for surgery shouldn't change based on technique. A critical measure of competence is the number of prior options performed--be sure to ask your surgeon this question. ...Read more

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (Definition)

Usually when on refers to somthing as minimally invasive, it has to do with the incision or lack ther of required to do a particular surgical procedure. With smaler incisions or no incisions the recovery for the patient is much quicker. They can get back to normal activities sooner ...Read more


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Do you know where I can find information on minimally invasive surgery?

Do you know where I can find information on minimally invasive surgery?

Many resources: There are many good resources on the web. Depends on what you want treated with minimally invasive surgery. Two good places to start are sages.Org and sls.Org. ...Read more

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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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What are the known risks of minimally invasive surgery?

What are the known risks of minimally invasive surgery?

Which one?: Minimally invasive surgery(mis)includes a wide variety of operations performed by many different types of surgeons. The risks of any operation are very dependent on the organ being operated on and the health of the prospective patient. As a general surgeon, mis is used synonymously with laparoscopic surgery, placing a small camera in the abdomen and working thru keyhole-sized incisions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: minimally invasive surgery?

What is the definition or description of: minimally invasive surgery?

Smaller incisions: Usually when on refers to somthing as minimally invasive, it has to do with the incision or lack ther of required to do a particular surgical procedure. With smaler incisions or no incisions the recovery for the patient is much quicker. They can get back to normal activities sooner than with traditional procedures. ...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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I'm being evaluated for heart surgery. Specifically an aorta heart valve replacement and possibly surgery for an enlarged aorta measuring 5.1 cm. Would the combination of the above preclude me as a candidate for minimally invasive surgery or would the tr

Depends: On the technology and skill of the surgeon and medical center where you go. Both procedures can be done percutaneously/endovascular by entering the vessels in your groin. Whether both can be done at the same time is something only your surgeon/cardiologist should discuss with you. Minimally invasive valve surgery is usually done for pts who would not be able to tolerate an open procedure. ...Read more

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How is the thymus gland removed with minimally invasive surgery?

How is the thymus gland  removed with minimally invasive surgery?

Thymus lives: Behind the sternum or breast bone. Splitting it to access it or coronary arteries for bypass leaves a long scar. Big blood vessels live behind, the heart below. Accessing from above was done to acess nodes, or the left pleural space with thoracoscopic scopes is plausible, reserving conversion to open if bleeding ensues. There are many important vessels and nerves. I'd pick mediastinotomy still. ...Read more

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Which doctors have experience performing hallux rigidus minimally invasive surgery in nj/pa or nearby states?

Which doctors have experience performing hallux rigidus minimally invasive surgery in nj/pa or nearby states?

See below: You can also see a podiatrist who is trained in surgery and care of the foot and ankle. Remember there are several ways to correct hallux rigidus. ...Read more

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Is there a minimally invasive surgery to repair torn rib ligament/cartilage so it can be reattached to sternum?

Is there a minimally invasive surgery to repair torn rib ligament/cartilage so it can be reattached to sternum?

Rib pain: An injury to the junction of a rib with the cartilage attachement to the sternum can be extremely painful but unfortunately there are no well accepted treatments. If local injection of anesthetics can block the pain appropriately, resection of the site of pain could be considered rather than "repair". Small sections of the ribs are sometimes resected for spine procedures and usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's bad to have a hip scope, which is a minimally invasive surgery, during the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Wondering if it's bad to have a hip scope, which is a minimally invasive surgery, during the first few weeks of pregnancy?

2 nd trimester. : First few weeks if pregnancy is the time of organogenesis. Elective, nessasary surgeries if possiable are delayed for 2 nd trimester. If you need this surgery now concider local or spinal anesthesia. Discussion between you, surgeon and obstetrician is the best way to start. ...Read more

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Ok it's day 4 after the surgery and it feels like little cavaties when air hit it a lot of the pain is minimal but just experencing lil pain I am due?

Ok it's day 4 after the surgery and it feels like little cavaties when air hit it a lot of the pain is minimal but just experencing lil pain I am due?

Confusing: Your post is a bit confusing grammatically, but i think you're asking if a little pain after an extraction is normal, and the answer is yes. In any event, any discomfort following a surgical dental procedure should be followed up with the surgeon. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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I had CTS 11/2016. I had an EMG last week and it showed mild CTS. Does this mean the surgery didn't work?

I had CTS 11/2016. I had an EMG last week and it showed mild CTS. Does this mean the surgery didn't work?

Not necessarily: Nerve conduction studies are used to determine CTS among other things. The distal latency number may show mild-moderate-severe slowing (represented by a higher distal latency number). If surgery is done to decompress an inflamed nerve, sometimes the latency number is so high, it comes down closer to normal, but may never get to normal in spite of best efforts (you kind of develop a NEW normal). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with mild hydrocele via USG scan. Will it affect mysexual health? Do I need surgery? I am 40.

I have been diagnosed with mild hydrocele via USG scan. Will it affect mysexual health? Do I need surgery? I am 40.

Up to you: Proven small hydroceles could be left alone , will not interfere your sexual function. If you decide for surgery is a simple low risk out patient surgery. ...Read more

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How will I know if i'm a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?

How will I know if i'm a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?

Depends: Minimally invasive spine surgery aims to achieve the same goals as standard surgery, just with less tissue damage. A lot depends on the actual problem and the experience of the surgeon. There is definitely a learning curve and the initial results show more complications with minimally invasive surgery. A good compromise might be "less" invasive but still maximally effective surgery. ...Read more

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I have a mild case of atelectasis and I have to go into surgery in 1 week , is it safe?

I have a mild case of atelectasis and I have to go into surgery in 1 week , is it safe?

Discuss it with: Your anesthesiologist. You may want to get a preop x-ray to reevaluate. Also, consider deep breathing exercises to open up your lungs. And, of course, notify your doctor if you develop a fever. ...Read more

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Supposing I have surgery to correct my cystocele (mild prolapse), will this be a sure fix and correct it?

Supposing I have surgery to correct my cystocele (mild prolapse), will this be a sure fix and correct it?

No. : I would only recommend surgery to repair a cystocele if it is causing you significant problems. There really is no such thing as a sure fix. All procedures used to repair cystocele have a failure rate. If your problem happens to worsen over time it can be repaired later. Their is no danger in waiting. ...Read more

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What happens if I have surgery to correct my cystocele (mild prolapse), will this be a sure fix and correct it?

20 % relapse: There is no sure fix for a cystocele and recurrence rates of as high as 20 % after two years have been reported in the medical literature. The rate increase as time progresses. ...Read more