Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Mr Adam Budgen is able to perform Minimally Invasive Surgeries for different diseases, injuries and problems. MIS techniques allow surgeons to perform procedures that limit damage to the surrounding tissues, theoretically decreasing postoperative morbidity, speeding recovery time, reducing pain and scarring and shortening the time for return to normal activities.
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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery of the foot and ankle?
A minimally invasive surgery typically involves use of arthoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or large scale display panel, and is carried out through the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening.
By use of a MIS, a patient may require only a band-aid on the incision, rather than multiple stitches or staples to close a large incision. This usually results in less infection, a quicker recovery time and shorter hospital stays, or allow outpatient treatment.
Less Pain - MIS procedures cause less post-operative pain and discomfort.
Shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activities - Patients who undergo MIS 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.
Less Scarring - MIS procedures require smaller incisions -- which means smaller, less noticeable scars.
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 MIS, surgeons often do not have to cut through muscles to complete the procedure -- leading to less tissue damage and quicker recovery.
Higher Accuracy Rate - A higher accuracy rate for most procedures. Because MIS 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.
Special medical equipment may be used, such as fiber optic cables, miniature video cameras and special surgical instruments handled via tubes inserted into the body through small openings in its surface. The images of the interior of the body are transmitted to an external video monitor and the surgeon has the possibility of making a diagnosis, visually identifying internal features and acting surgically on them.
Although in many cases a Minimally invasive Surgery is considered to be more beneficial for patients than an open surgery, MIS is not completely safe, and sometimes complications may occur.
General risks and complications include the following:
- Anesthesia or medication reactions