Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Below are the summary of benefits of MIS:

Less Pain
MIS process cause less post-operative discomfort and pain.

Shorter Hospital Stay
Decreased span of hospital stay and most MIS procedures are usually accompany with a 23 hour discharge or scheduled outpatient surgery

Less Scarring and Increased safety
MIS procedures require only smaller slits -- which means smaller, less obvious scars. With smaller incisions, there’s less trauma to the body and far less blood loss

Less Injury to Tissue
Most old-fashioned surgeries require a long incision. This incision usually has to be made through muscle. Muscle needs a significant time to heal after surgery.

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.

Faster recovery
Though recovery from traditional surgeries normally takes six to eight weeks, patients who have go through minimally invasive procedures typically recover in only two.

Read more at Benefits of Minimally Invasive Procedures via The University of Chicago Medicine

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