Minimal invasive surgery 

Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) describes surgical procedures where physical trauma is minimized through small incisions, and/or where the use of a heart-lung machine can be avoided.

Gateway Clinics offer gentle MIS procedures for the lungs, liver, gallbladder, stomach, intestines, adrenal glands, diaphragm, hernias (inguinal, umbilical, and incisional).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)

What is Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)?

Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a technique in which surgeons use special instruments to make small incisions to access organs or tissue, instead of making large incisions as in traditional open surgeries.

What are the advantages of MIS compared to traditional open surgeries?

The advantages of MIS include shorter recovery times, less postoperative pain, faster return to normalcy, smaller scarring, and a lower likelihood of complications such as blood loss and infections.

What types of surgeries can be performed minimally invasively?

The Gateway Clinics specialize in MIS procedures. A variety of surgeries can be performed minimally invasively, including gallbladder removal, appendectomy, hernia repair, hysterectomy, fertility-enhancing procedures, prostatectomy, and many more.

Are the outcomes of MIS as effective as traditional open surgeries?

Yes, studies have shown that the outcomes of MIS are often as effective or even more effective than open surgeries, with the additional benefit of faster recovery and fewer complications.

Are there risks or limitations associated with MIS?

While MIS offers many advantages, there are certain risks and limitations that may vary from case to case. However, our experienced surgeons can minimize potential risks. Feel free to reach out to us for specific inquiries!

How long does recovery take after an MIS operation?

The recovery time after an MIS operation may vary depending on the type of surgery and individual circumstances, but it is generally much shorter than with open surgeries. Most patients can return to their normal activities within days to weeks after the operation. It is worth mentioning that MIS procedures can often be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home on the same day as the operation and avoid unnecessary time in the hospital.

How do I find a qualified surgeon for an MIS operation?

It is important to find a surgeon who has experience and expertise in performing MIS operations. The Gateway Clinics specialize in MIS procedures. You can ask your primary care physician for a referral to us, or feel free to reach out to us directly!

Who is a suitable candidate for an MIS operation?

Suitability for an MIS operation depends on various factors such as the type of condition, the patient's health status, and other individual factors. Our surgeons will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

What steps should I take before the MIS operation?

Before the MIS operation, our surgeons will provide you with specific instructions, which may include preparations such as fasting, discontinuing certain medications, and other specific measures.

Where can I get more information about MIS?

For more information about MIS and specific treatment options, feel free to reach out to us directly or visit our website.


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