Minimally invasive surgery is also referred to as "laparoscopic surgery." The surgeon will use several very small incisions to place cannulas, camera, and instruments to perform the surgery. There is normally less blood loss, less post-operative pain, and reduced down time. Hospital stays are also greatly reduced. As a result the larger open surgeries with the long scar are avoided. Images from the camera (endoscope) are seen the screen and instruments are passed through the other small incisions to perform the operation.
Michael S. Cicchillo, MD
- vascular surgery
Location and Office HoursNorthside Medical Center
Youngstown, OH 44504
- Forum Health Northside Hospital
- Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic/reconstructive Surgery, answered
What is an open wound?
American Red Cross answeredIn an open wound, the break in the skin can be as minor as a scrape of the surface layers or as severe as a deep penetration. The amount of bleeding depends on the location and severity of the injury.
The four main types of open soft tissue wounds are abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, and punctures.
What is the state of cancer surgery today?
Advances such as minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and targeted chemotherapy during an operation mean shorter recovery times, fewer complications, and better outcomes, says oncologist Daniel Labow, MD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
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