Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is the term coined to include all the procedures that enable the physicians to perform the traditional open surgeries with large scar via a few small abdominal incisions (Usually about 1/3 inch in length). The goal of MIS is to employ improvised surgical state-of-the art equipments and techniques to perform the surgeries with less pain, less scarring, less hospital stay, and quicker recovery for the patients.
Minimally invasive surgery includes laparoscopy, da Vinci robot system, and hysteroscopy for intrauterine surgeries.
Which procedures can be done minimally invasive surgeries?
- Bilateral tubal ligation
- Endometrial polyps resection
- Endometrial ablation for patients with heavy periods
- Endometriosis treatment
- IUD removal
- Intrauterine myomectomy
- Myomectomy to remove fibroids from the walls of your uterus
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Removal of ovaries or fallopian tubes
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery offers several benefits compared to traditional, open surgery, including:
- Less bleeding
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery period
- Most can be performed as outpatient procedures that do not require a hospital stay even for hysterectomy procedure.