What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery refers to surgery that is performed through one or more small incisions, rather than one large opening. While traditional open surgery involves one large cut to allow your surgeon to access and view the site of treatment, minimally invasive surgery allows Dr Mosai to make use of small surgical tools, like cameras, and trocars that fit through a 10mm and 5mm incisions in the skin and the doctor is able to perform the operation through this small openings.
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Robotic surgery is performed with the use of an electronic station, much like a computer. Dr Mosai is able to use the station to control a camera and robotic arms in order to perform a procedure. He will make very small incisions, through which the surgical tools that are attached to the robotic arms are inserted. An endoscope, which comprises a light and camera, will be inserted through another incision, allowing Dr Mosai to view the area in which he is operating. The camera works by transmitting high-definition 3D images to a screen.
Non-robotic minimally invasive surgery
Minimally invasive surgery that is performed without the use of robotic arms includes laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. The techniques are similar to robotic surgery, except that Dr Mosai will use his own hands, rather than the robotic arms. Small surgical tools as well as an endoscope are inserted through tiny incisions. In some cases, the endoscope may be placed through the nose or mouth, depending on the site of treatment.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Because only small incisions are made, there is less damage to the skin, muscles, and tissue than in traditional open surgery which results in better cosmesis. The recovery time tends to be shorter and less painful, and the risk of post-surgical complications like adhesions and wound infections are much less with minimally invasive surgery.