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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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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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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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What is minimally invasive spine surgery and how is it different from traditional spine surgery?

What is minimally invasive spine surgery and how is it different from traditional spine surgery?

Less Invasive: Minimally invasive spine surgery techniques treat spine disorders with minimal disruption of normal structures, particularly the back (para spinous) muscles. This is accomplished with smaller incisions, x-ray guidance, and gentle dilation of muscles instead of destructive techniques and large retractors. The overall results are the same as open spine surgeries but with much faster recovery. ...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 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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Neck n shoulder pain 2 years. R hand tingle. Steroid jab C4/5/6/ no improvement. What minimally invasive disc surgery is there?

Neck n shoulder pain 2 years. R hand tingle. Steroid jab C4/5/6/ no improvement. What minimally invasive disc surgery is there?

Varies: The " traditional" surgical procedures are highly successful in the good candidate with a 90-95 percent success rates. Typical minimally invasive options are either a posterior laminoforaminotomy or a percutaneous discectomy. In general , they are not quite as successful, but are less invasive. ...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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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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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 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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What are alternatives to minimally invasive heart surgery?

What are alternatives to minimally invasive heart surgery?

Many: Instead of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, one could opt for normal heart surgery (with a thoracotomy), percutaneous intervention (stents if the surgery is bypass, or tavi/valvuloplasty if related to aortic stenosis or mitral stenosis), or medical treatment. It depends on what the surgery is exactly as to what your options are. ...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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What new procedures of minimally invasive heart surgery came in the last 20 years?

Robotic Surgery: Robotic surgery has allowed coronary artery bypass surgery and valve surgery to be done to a very small incision. This results in greater patient satisfaction and a better cosmetic effect. A large midsternal incision is no longer required. Although not every hospital is able to perform this type of surgery, interest among cardiothoracic surgeons in performing minimally invasive surgery is increasing everyday. ...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