The Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) Department is a medical unit that specializes in performing surgical procedures with minimal disruption to the body’s tissues. The department is staffed by highly trained surgeons and support staff who are experienced in using the latest techniques and technologies to perform surgeries with greater accuracy, safety, and efficiency. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more common in hospitals. These procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery — all with the same benefits.
During a minimal invasive surgery, surgeons make several small incisions in the skin — just a few millimetres, in some cases. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end (called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear (and magnified) view of the surgical area. Special instruments are passed through the other openings. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever’s wrong inside the body.