Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, Thoracoscopic Surgery for Children, Denver
How Does Minimally Invasive Surgery work?
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) goes by a lot of names: keyhole surgery, bandaid surgery, scarless surgery, minimal access surgery, general endoscopic surgery, etc. Whatever it is called, minimally invasive surgery is a set of techniques that allow the surgeon to operate through very small incisions using a surgical telescope (a small tube containing a camera) and specially-designed instruments.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a technique that uses scopes, equipped with small cameras and instruments, to perform surgeries through tiny incisions. Sometimes computers and high-resolution video cameras are used.
These procedures may be done is several ways:
- Endoscopic means that the scope(s) are used to visualize and work in the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon)
- Laparoscopic means that the scope(s) are inserted into the abdominal area
- Thoracoscopic means that the scope(s) are placed in the chest area
No matter the type, these procedures lead to less scarring, less pain and much faster recovery. Learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery>>