What is Minimally-Invasive Surgery?
Innovations in medicine along with advanced technologies allow for surgery to be conducted in a minimally-invasive manner rather than the traditional open surgery with large incisions. Because less trauma is experienced within the body, the recovery is faster, and the possible risk of muscle damage at the incision site is significantly reduced.
Minimally invasive surgery uses either one or two small incisions less than an inch in length for the laparoscopic procedure, the insertion of tiny tubes, cameras, and surgical instruments to protect the body from unnecessary trauma. Less pain, shorter recovery times, and usually done as an outpatient procedure are some of the benefits of this type of surgery.
Conditions and Symptoms Treated
The benefits of minimally-invasive surgery are significant, and your board-certified orthopedic specialist will explore this more conservative approach for many conditions such as:
Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Surgery
- Less pain at the surgical site
- Shorter recovery period
- Smaller incisions
- Less tissue damage than traditional open surgery
- Outpatient procedure
- Minimal bleeding
- Lower risk for infection
At Orthopedic Centers of America, our orthopedic surgeons are board-certified, fellowship-trained, and have extensive training in minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Call 1-888-549-0835 to be matched with a highly-trained orthopedic surgeon in your area. It is free, easy, and you will be happy that you made the call!