What is MIS?
Unlike traditional surgery, minimally invasive procedures involve no large incisions whatsoever. Instead, extremely small incisions are made – only large enough for the insertion of miniscule cameras equipped with microscopes and tiny fiber-optic flashlights.
Surgeons use this micro-technology to view the inside of your body on a high-definition monitor. After the procedure, it takes only a few stitches to close up each of the incisions.
Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced technique that enables patients to experience faster recoveries and less scarring than what is entailed during traditional invasive procedures.
Technology has improved many surgical procedures that once made recovery both long and painful. Surgery for many patients, means long hospital stays, time away from home, family, and job, as well as significant pain, a lengthy recovery period, and visible scarring. But that picture is changing today because of advances in minimally invasive surgery. These less-invasive approaches to surgical procedures are fast becoming the treatment of choice for patients around the world. Minimally invasive surgery, which refers to surgery performed in ways other than through large “open” incisions in the body, is revolutionizing the way many patients receive care today. Compared with traditional “open” surgery, minimally invasive surgery means:
- A faster recovery for the patient
- Less pain
- Resuming normal activity faster
- Shorter hospital stays
- Lower total cost of care to both the patient and insurance plan