Minimal Invasive Surgery is a surgical approach to a problem which traditionally involves using a small cut or incision to correct the problem. An endoscope is a long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end is passed through the incision. The images captured by the endoscope allow the surgeons to get a magnified view of the surgical area. The surgeon also passes special instruments through other openings that enable surgeons to perform the surgery. Due to small incisions, the patients experience less discomfort than with conventional surgery and the recovery time is much faster.
Magnified view during surgery and hence more accurate dissection and repair possible
Minimal postoperative pain
Less post-operative adhesions and long term complications
MIS in children is done regularly worldwide in major pediatric surgical centers and also in a few centers in our country. The safety and success of MIS has been proven by many evidence based studies in multicenter trials and has become the prescribed standard of care for many conditions. However the success and safety always depends on the experience of the pediatric surgeon and the expertise of the pediatric anesthetist.