With advances in technology, the development of specialist equipment and enhanced surgical skills it has been possible to perform complex surgical procedures through small skin incisions.
The aim of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is to:
MIS techniques employ the use of small skin incisions and a “portal” through which to work through. Small burrs and specially designed instruments, under image guidance or arthroscopy are then used to carry out the procedure. Mr Malik also employs a number of procedures through minimally invasive incisions in addition to standard MIS to obtain excellent outcomes. For example the use of percutaneous and mini-open skin incisions.
For further details just ask your surgeon Mr Malik.
The same eligibility criteria exists for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as for any surgical procedure:
Some patients will not be suitable for MIS. For example if severe pre-existing deformity exists it may not be possible to achieve a full correction (however whenever possible this will always be attempted in the first instance using MIS – discuss with your surgeon Mr Malik for further details).
Patients with very high Body Mass Index (BMI) are also less likely to be suitable for MIS.
The following is list of procedures (not exhaustive) performed using MIS:
Complications can occur with Minimally Invasive Surgery as with any type of surgery. Please see Complications for more detailed explanation of post surgical complications.
The main complications are:
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