From smaller incisions to faster recovery, minimally invasive surgery affords numerous benefits. Find out how it can work for you.
Smaller cuts made during an operation will lead to less pain during recovery, as well as faster healing and minimally invasive surgery – also known as laparoscopic surgery – offers you exactly that. Our surgeons at Central Florida Regional Hospital use cutting-edge technology so that you can enjoy the many benefits that come with greater precision during operations.
What happens during minimally invasive surgery?
During minimally invasive surgery, the doctor uses robotic instruments, including very small video cameras and tools, to perform surgical tasks. The camera can "look" into a patient by means of small incisions called "ports". Some minimally invasive surgeries use the mouth as its means of entry, thus making no incision necessary at all. Traditional surgery requires cutting larger incisions for the doctor to view a patient's organs directly. The video not only allows for smaller cuts, but also guarantees better visibility and accuracy during an operation, allowing for an all-around better outcome. Although the tools are referred to as "robotic," the doctor is always in charge. These tools imitate the movements of the surgeon's hands as he or she instructs it.
What are the benefits?
Minimally invasive surgery can be performed for procedures in many categories, including general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, women's health and even pediatrics. Almost all benefits from minimally invasive surgery stem from the fact that the incisions are usually smaller. As a result, the surgery involves:
- less physical trauma
- lower risk of infection
- less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions
- less pain during recovery
- less external or internal scarring
- a quicker return to daily activities
- a better all-around experience for the patient
Is minimally invasive surgery right for you? Learn more about the advantages of this amazing technology by calling us at (407) 321-4500 or visiting us online. If you have further questions or would like a physician referral, call our free 24-hour Consult-A-Nurse® service at 1-800-445-3392.