What is Minimally Invasive surgery (MIS)?
- MIS an advanced type of surgery that uses special tools to reduce the size of cuts on the body.
- Two techniques used in MIS: Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy.
- Laparoscopy is a technique which involves using a digital camera attached to a thin telescope to look into the body through tiny keyhole incisions.
- Hysteroscopy is a special type which is used to look inside the uterus and perform procedures on the uterus through the vagina, without any incision on the body.
How is minimally invasive surgery better than conventional open surgery?
- Patients recover faster and smoother.
- Experience less pain, shorter hospital stay, lower rate of infection, and other post operative complications.
- The cosmetic advantage is definitely one of the reasons for why patients opt for MIS.
What kind of conditions in women can be dealt with by minimally invasive surgery?
- Women having difficulty getting pregnant can pinpoint and treat the exact Cause.
- Problems like endometriosis, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian disease, tubal block, uterine adhesions are treated.
- Women with heavy bleeding during their periods can be treated through laparoscopic removal of fibroids (myomectomy).
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), can also be done by MIS.
- It is very useful for correction of genital prolapse and involuntary leakage of urine.
- Cancers related to female genitals can be dealt laparoscopically
Which patients are more likely to benefit from minimally invasive surgery?
- Most patients are eligible for MIS.
- This procedure offers an opportunity to reduce surgery related complications.
- With shorter hospital stays, it is the more practical FOR women with jobs, women with families, or women who juggle both.