Minimally invasive surgery info for patients
About Minimally Invasive Surgery
The technological breakthroughs of the past twenty years have fundamentally changed the approach to surgery throughout the world. Digital imaging, coupled with a new generation of smaller, more precise surgical tools, has eliminated the need to make major incisions in many routine procedures. Equipped with these tools, surgeons around the world are developing amazing new procedures at an incredible rate.
Minimally invasive surgery represents a giant leap- one that many experts equate with the introduction of anesthesia and antibiotics. As testimony to the importance of minimally invasive surgery, consider the fact that an increasing number of medical schools now require surgical residents to learn minimally invasive surgical skills and techniques. For patients around the world, the benefits include reduced pain, reduced risk of infection and a faster recuperation.
As more surgeons acquire the skills and equipment, as more procedures and techniques are pioneered and perfected, you can expect minimally invasive surgery to become the norm for surgery- and expect people around the world to enjoy its benefits.