Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery
Minimum invasive surgery (MIS) procedures cause less post-operative pain and discomfort. Studies have shown that patients undergoing minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures report less pain and require smaller doses of pain relievers than patients undergoing traditional surgeries.
Shorter Hospital Stay
Shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activities. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgical procedures are usually able to go home sooner. And, in many cases, the patient is able to return to normal activities and work more quickly
Minimally invasive surgery requires a smaller incision, which means smaller, less noticeable scars. The scars that do form as a result of minimally invasive surgery typically have a less jagged edge, which gives them a more appealing look.
Less Injury to Tissue
Most traditional surgeries require a long incision. This incision usually has to be made through muscle. Muscle needs a significant time to heal after surgery. Because there are no long incisions in minimally invasive surgery, surgeons often do not have to cut through muscles to complete the procedure, which leads to less tissue damage and quicker recovery.
Higher Accuracy Rate
Because minimally invasive procedures use video-assisted equipment, the surgeon has better visualization and magnification of internal organs and structure. For patients, this translates into a more accurate and definitive procedure.
Is Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Right for You?
At Elite Women’s Health, minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible. Some procedures and surgeries may not be suitable for every patient. Your surgeon will discuss your personal options before any surgery.