With the development of surgical techniques, minimally invasive surgery is a technique that has been used in almost all surgical branches that require surgery. Minimally invasive surgery limits the size and number of incisions that must be performed on the body. Since the incisions are larger in traditional open surgery, and the postoperative scars made with the minimally invasive surgery method are less and smaller, it not only provides faster recovery, but also provides less surgery site pain and allows patients to be discharged from the hospital earlier. Patients return to their daily life faster when a minimally invasive technique is used.
The surgery, known as laparoscopic surgery, is one of the types of minimally invasive surgery. Instead of a large incision, one or more small incisions are made in the region to be treated, and the process is monitored with the help of fine instruments and a small camera.
Robotic surgery, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is another form of minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery procedures have made many surgeries today much safer and tolerable.
Minimal surgery procedures may differ according to the region where the surgery will be performed. In addition, in minimally invasive surgery, the procedures can be more complex from time to time, as direct access to the region of the operation cannot be achieved like traditional open surgery.
Thanks to minimally invasive surgeries, which are in a continuous development and progression, patients with different problems, situations and characteristics can benefit from it today. It is the best approach that the patient and the physician make the right decision together in this regard.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery is used in the diagnosis and treatment of many different diseases that require surgery today. They are called by different names and use different procedures depending on the operation.
Today, some heart surgeries, kidney transplants, nephrectomy (removal of the kidney), spine surgeries, splenectomy to remove the spleen, gallbladder surgeries, colectomy to remove the diseased region in the intestine, and brain surgeries are performed with minimally invasive surgery.
In addition, minimally invasive surgery can be used especially in cancer surgery, gynecological surgery, orthopedic surgery, ENT and head and neck surgery, thoracic surgery and urological surgery.
Because different approaches are used in minimally invasive surgery, they are described in different terms, including bronchoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopic surgery, hysteroscopy, parathyroidectomy, VATS, laparoscopy and robotic surgery…
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
It causes less trauma as muscles and other tissues are not cut to reach the relevant region during surgery.
Although it differs according to the procedure to be applied, the hospitalization period of the patient is generally shorter than in open surgery.
Since the incisions are small, scarring, bleeding and post-operative pain are less.
As the patient recovers faster, he/she returns to daily life faster.
Yeditepe University Hospitals Minimally Invasive Surgery
Today, minimally invasive surgical applications, which are used in the treatment of many problems from heart diseases to obesity surgery and orthopedic problems to cancer surgeries, require the use of technology and experience together.
At Yeditepe University Hospitals, problems involving different specialization fields, ranging from more complex cases to problems that can be solved quickly, can be solved using minimally invasive surgical methods. Thanks to these procedures, which are carried out by experienced specialists, a great advantage is provided especially for our patients coming from abroad.
At Yeditepe University Hospitals, specialists in the field continue their training to increase their knowledge and specialization in minimally invasive surgery. In addition, the requirements of technology are added to the hospital infrastructure.
Some of the minimally invasive surgery procedures performed at Yeditepe University Hospitals are as follows:
- Heart Surgery
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
- Endoscopic Myotomy
- Bariatric Surgery
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Hernia Surgery
- Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Liver Transplantation
- Kidney Transplantation
- Urological Cancers
- Gynecological Cancers