Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Future of Surgical Care

Surgery has come a long way over the years. Early on, surgery often meant amputating someone’s limbs because doctors couldn’t otherwise stop the spreading of serious diseases like gangrene. These days, amputations are relatively rate but surgeries are more common than ever. Many are far less extreme than the surgeries of yesteryear. Various conditions and issues can be treated with minimally invasive surgeries, meaning there’s no need to make large incisions and often patients don’t have to be put under. If you’re looking for someone who can perform minimally invasive surgery in Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Berwyn, and serving LaGrange, IL, get in touch with the team at the Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute.

Why is Minimally Invasive Surgery Often the Best Option?

 Old-fashioned surgery could be hard on the body and intimidating for people. Often, the body itself must be opened up, resulting in a large cut. This cut will later be stitched shut, but infections, broken stitching, and various other complications can occur. Further, recovery times for major surgeries can be quite long. Sometimes patients are even left bedridden for a long period.

Many patients also don’t like being put to sleep or have medical contraindications against it. Ultimately, while most regular surgeries are ultimately successful, there are still some serious downsides and risks to consider.

Minimally invasive surgeries are often much easier on the body. This typically results in a much faster recovery time. While some regular surgeries may require you to stay overnight or longer in the hospital, many minimally invasive procedures can be performed as an outpatient service. The risk of complications, such as infections, is also reduced, and they can also be done with a sedative and local anesthetic.

Looking for minimally invasive surgery in Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Berwyn, and serving LaGrange, IL? Get in touch with the medical team at the Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute.

A Quick Look at Various Minimally Invasive Surgeries

 Minimally invasive surgeries are often performed with small incisions. It’s common to insert various tools, such as cameras, into the body. These tools can be used to study the body and remove tissues. Common minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Laparoscopy- Insertion of a camera on a tube to examine a person’s insides
  • Hiatal hernia repair- Used to repair weakness in the diaphragm wall where the stomach can push through.
  • Nephrectomy- A kidney or a portion of one is removed.
  • Splenectomy- Spleen is removed.
  • Colectomy- Unhealthy parts of the colon are removed.

 The above list is far from exhaustive. Further, you can expect more procedures to end up on this list as technologies and methods advance. Ultimately, this trend could help improve the health and quality of life of countless patients. If you have questions about minimally invasive surgery, and you live in or near Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Berwyn, and serving LaGrange, IL, contact the Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute. You can reach our various locations by calling (708) 484-0621.

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