The health industry has recently experienced an influx of resources and funds to facilitate research and technological advancements in this sector. All these aim to improve the quality of life and for people to live for as long as possible. One such advancement is the introduction of minimally invasive surgery. This is a better, less damaging type of surgery than open surgery. Read on to learn more about McAllen minimally invasive surgery.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Medical practitioners that perform minimally invasive surgery use various techniques that allow operation with reduced damage compared to open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is usually less painful with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay.

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves piercing one or more tiny incisions that allow the passage of small tubes, little cameras, and surgical instruments to perform the surgery.

Robotic surgery is another example that provides a magnified, 3D view of the surgical area, helping the surgeon operate with flexibility, precision, and control.

Several types of minimally invasive surgery on different body parts include:

·         Brain surgery

·         Adrenalectomy for adrenal glands

·         Heart surgery

·         Colectomy

·         Kidney transplant

·         Gall bladder surgery

·         Spine surgery

·         Hiatal hernia repair

·         Nephrectomy

·         Splenectomy

Minimally invasive surgery is also done during general surgeries like:

·         Gynecological surgery

·         Colon and rectal surgery

·         Cancer surgery

·         Endovascular surgery

·         Neurosurgery

·         Gastroenterologic surgery

·         Urologic surgery

·         Orthopedic surgery

·         Thoracic surgery

·         Otolaryngology

Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery

Some gynecologists are trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and specialize in diagnosing and treating people with a wide variety of non-cancerous gynecologic conditions such as:

·         Pelvic pain

·         Heavy menstrual periods

·         Endometriosis

·         Irregular menstrual periods

·         Ovarian cysts

Your care is usually done in an outpatient surgical suite or the exam room. This type of surgery reduces discomfort, expense, and inconvenience while improving outcomes.

There is a range of innovative treatment options available with individualized treatment plans that involve one of these approaches:

·         Advanced laparoscopic surgery- Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation is less invasive than myomectomy and hysterectomy since it involves no cutting of the uterine tissues with recovery time as low as seven days.

·         Hysteroscopic surgery- It requires no incisions with minimal recovery time.

·         Vaginal surgery avoids any abdominal incisions and has all the recovery advantages.

·         Robotic surgery allows surgeons to operate with increased accuracy and precision while reducing trauma to surrounding tissues.

There are many procedures surgeons can perform on an outpatient basis, and these include;

·         Co-2 laser treatments of lower genital tract dysplasia

·         Cervical loop electrode excision procedure

·         Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy

·         Endometrial ablation

·         Surgical treatment of uterine fibroids

·         Surgical management of missed or incomplete abortion

With the continuous advancement of technology in medical healthcare, minimally invasive surgery will become one of the main approaches to surgery. Its apparent advantages and reduced recovery time are crucial in gynecology and obstetrics. Check out our website or call our offices in McAllen, TX, for more information.