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Minimal Invasive Surgery In Delhi

What is Minimal Invasive Surgery? 

Minimal Invasive Surgery refers to various techniques to do surgery on the body with less damage. A shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, and less pain are associated with this surgery. 

Minimal Invasive Surgery is generally considered to be safer than open surgery, as it enables the surgeon to use treatment techniques that limit the number and size of cuts to be made. Recovery is faster, less time is spent in the hospital, and you feel more relaxed while you heal. 

Traditional surgery involves the surgeon making a large incision to observe the part of your body he will operate on. Surgeons use Minimal Invasive Surgery to diagnose and treat patients, employing small instruments, cameras sent from inside the body to monitors, and a light that can pass through small cuts in the skin. In Minimal Invasive Surgery, surgeons can carry out surgery with just small cuts in the skin and muscle. 

Who does Minimal Invasive Surgery? 

Minimal Invasive Surgery is carried out by surgeons using tiny instruments and advanced training. 

Orthopedic surgeons provide Minimal Invasive Surgery and have been trained at some most prestigious fellowship programs. Some surgeons work to develop and refine surgical techniques and instruments at the forefront of their field.

With Minimal invasive surgical methods and computer navigation methods, orthopedic surgeons can offer more precise surgeries.

Among the many specialties of orthopedic surgeons are: 

  • Minimal-invasive partial knee replacement (MAKOplasty)
  • Minimal invasive and computer-assisted knee replacement
  • Minimal invasive and computer-assisted spine energy
  • Minimal invasive hip replacement
  • Minimal invasive shoulder surgery

Why do you need  Minimal Invasive Surgery? 

If you want your specific part of your body to be operated on using a smaller incision – fewer cuts on your body – and wish to recover as quickly as possible following your surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery might be the best option for you.

In the 1980s, Minimal Invasive Surgery appeared as a safe and effective means of meeting the surgical needs of many patients. Many surgeons have performed traditional open surgery in the last 20 years with larger incisions and longer hospital stays. 

Over time, Minimal Invasive Surgery evolved in various surgical specialties, including lung and colon operations. If you have valvular heart disease, aortic valve, mitral valve, or tricuspid valve diseases, or you have lung or artery problems, consult a minimal invasive surgeon on whether this surgical approach would be beneficial for you.

Types of Minimal Invasive Surgery 

Minimal Invasive Surgery includes several types, such as: 

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery: 

A laparoscopic procedure consists of making several small incisions in the abdomen. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a laparoscopic procedure requires only one piercing and one slit that is ¼ and ½ inch long. The laparoscope and other small and thin surgical instruments are inserted through these slits by the surgeons. 

Laparoscopes have cameras that send images to the monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the surgical area from the inside of the body. Surgery can be performed by using a laparoscope in a wide variety of situations. 

These include (but are not limited to): 

  • Hysterectomy
  • Bladder support surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery 
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia Repair 

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) 

VATS is a Minimal Invasive Surgery that treats and diagnoses conditions of the chest. In minimal invasive surgery, one or more small incisions in the chest wall insert a tiny camera-equipped instrument called a thoracoscope into the chest. The surgeon inserts some other special surgical instruments as well. As the surgeon works, the images from the thoracoscope are sent to the monitor inside the chest.

VATS can be used for : 

  • A biopsy is performed to diagnose lung cancer, mesothelioma, and chest cancer
  • Lung surgery 
  • The removal of air or fluid from around the lungs. 
  • Treatment for esophageal disorders through surgery
  • Hiatal hernia repair 
  • Surgery to relieve the excess sweating
  • Surgery for removing all parts of the esophagus 
  • Thymus gland removal 
  • Surgery to treat conditions affecting the ribs, heart, spine, and diaphragm.

Hysteroscopic Surgery: 

An instrument called a hysteroscope is used in this type of Minimal Invasive Surgery. Through the cervix, a hysteroscope is placed in the uterus during surgery. During hysteroscopy procedures, the surgeon can see the uterine cavity through the camera. During a hysteroscopy procedure, the doctor can view the uterine cavity for abnormalities like polyps or fibroids and the fallopian tubes. 

A hysteroscopic operation is performed for diagnostic purposes. That way, a Gynecologist can inspect the lining of the uterus. 

You can undergo hysteroscopic surgery to: 

  • Biopsy the endometrial lining
  • Remove fibroids 
  • Open the fallopian tubes 
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Remove the intrauterine scarring 


Vaginal Surgery:

VAMIS, or vaginal access Minimal invasive surgery, is a type of Minimal Invasive Surgery used for major gynecological surgery like hysterectomy. As compared with abdominal surgeries, this procedure requires more abdominal incisions and has fewer complications. Through the vaginal opening, VAMIS reaches the organs in the pelvic cavity. 

The following are performed using VAMIS: 

  • Hysterectomy 
  • Uterine fibroid debulking
  • Pelvic mass removal 
  • Surgery to treat endometriosis 

Robotic Surgery: 

Robotic surgery is quite similar to other types of Minimal invasive surgery. It uses small incisions, a camera to visualize the internal part of the body, and small surgical instruments. Meanwhile, Robotic surgery is more advanced and uses the camera, which creates the 3D color picture along with 10x magnification, so that doctors can visualize the images better. Robotic surgery allows doctors to perform several types of complex surgeries with more control, precision, and flexibility than other methods. 

Benefits of Minimal Invasive Surgery 

Patients who undergo Minimal Invasive Surgery can benefit from smaller slits, less scarring, faster recovery times, and a quicker recovery. As compared to traditional open surgery, minimal invasive surgery is sometimes more accurate. These benefits include: 

Smaller Incisions – Minimal Invasive Surgery is preferred due to the size of the incisions. Unlike traditional surgery that involves large incisions, using Minimal invasive surgery requires only tiny incisions. Surgical tools, such as thin tubes, fiber-optic lights, cameras, and other small surgical tools, cannot be inserted through the large slits. 

Less Pain – Minimal invasive surgery procedures cause less pain and discomfort after the surgery is done. Studies have shown that patients after surgery while recovering from Minimal invasive surgery don’t need the large doses of pain relievers required by patients who have done conventional surgery. These patients often report less pain. 

Less Hospital Stay – Patients who are done with Minimal Invasive Surgery can go home early and return to work and other normal activities quicker. 

Faster Recovery – Small incision size enables patients to heal faster than traditional open surgery techniques and allows them to get back to normal life as soon as possible. 

Less Scarring – Since Minimal Invasive Surgery consists of small incisions, that means the patient will have less noticeable scars. These smaller incisions only take a few stitches to close incisions after the surgery procedure. 

Increased Accuracy – Minimal invasive  surgery allows a high accuracy rate in comparison to traditional open surgery. This accuracy is improved because Minimal Invasive Surgery uses a camera that allows the surgeon to better visualize your internal organs that need to be operated on. 

Risks – Infections and Anesthesia may pose risks with the surgeries. In robotic surgery, doctors must set up the robotic equipment before the procedure can begin. This can take more time than open surgery. The risk of anesthesia will increase. Consult your doctor before you’ve robotic surgery to ensure that you’re healthy enough and prepared enough to undergo surgery. 

In some cases, doctors will need to perform open surgery if robotic surgery doesn’t perform well. This will lead to a longer recovery time and a larger scar. 

Why Choose SHL for Minimal Invasive Surgery in India?

If you are looking for advanced facilities for minimal invasive surgery with excellent diagnosis and who provide the affordable cost of minimal invasive surgery in India, then SHL is a must-go option for you. 

At SHL, we have the best surgeons who have years of experience in performing minimal invasive surgeries in India. Minimal invasive surgery allows patients to recover early through surgical procedures and quick recovery with minimal surgical trauma. Consult the best minimal invasive surgeons about which type of minimal surgery will be beneficial for you.

With state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced technologies, SHL offers various types of Minimal invasive procedures. These include: 

  • Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery in India
  • Minimal Invasive Back Surgery in India
  • Minimal Invasive Knee Surgery in India
  • Minimal Invasive Hip Surgery in India 


  1. How do MIS work? 

The Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) procedure is associated with the least amount of trauma to the body. In traditional open surgery, surgeons need to make large cuts to see everything inside the body. The surgeons use MIS to visualize the inside part of the body by making small incisions and using small and flexible instruments. 

  1. What are the disadvantages of Minimal Invasive Surgery?

Although Minimal Invasive Surgery is an effective treatment for many medical problems, it does have some drawbacks, such as the requirement of specialized high-end medical instruments. The instruments for MIS are more costly, and surgeons need to undergo specialized training before performing it. Many procedures take a significant amount of time, especially the more recent procedures.

  1. How long does Minimal Invasive Surgery take? 

A Minimal invasive procedure tends to take about three and a half to four hours. In contrast, recovery time after the procedure of minimal surgery is half in comparison to traditional surgery. Patients who go home after surgery can easily return to work after two weeks, while recovery of the operated part can take up to four to six weeks. 

  1. Why is Minimal Invasive Surgery called the da Vinci Surgical System? 

Leonardo da Vinci invented the first robot, and that’s because, for robotic surgery, the product is called “da Vinci”. He also used physical accuracy and three-dimensional details to bring the masterpiece to life. By creating an open surgical environment, the da Vinci surgical system is considered to offer physicians greater detail and precision than similar systems available today.

When clinical studies support the success of the da Vinci System, used in Minimal Invasive Surgery, individual results differ. Surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is not applicable for every individual. Consult your doctor about all the treatment options before the surgery and know about its risks and benefits. 

  1. Does my surgeon or the robot perform the surgery?

Robotic surgery does not mean surgery to be performed by robots, but it means that robotic surgery relies on robotic technology. The robotic arms are simply the tools your surgeon uses to operate; they don’t replace your surgeon. Also, robotic surgical systems are only controlled by trained physicians. It repeats the surgeon’s movements as they are happening in real-time. It can neither be programmed nor move, make its own decisions, or perform surgical movements on its own. 

  1. Is robotic surgery safe and effective for children? 

With robotic-assisted procedures for adult patients, it is safe. One published research has shown that robotically assisted surgery is effective and safe for pediatric urology surgeries. 

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