Minimally invasive surgery requires less invasive technology than traditional surgery. A typical example is laparoscopic surgery, which uses keyhole incisions and special minimally invasive surgical instruments to allow surgeons to work without large incisions.
The practice of minimally invasive surgery has developed fundamentally. This is because that compared with conventional surgery, minimally invasive surgery has more advantages and is more attractive by using open surgical instruments.
From the perspective of patients, compared with conventional surgery, minimally invasive surgery often leaves smaller scars, and the healing time is shorter. Patients usually experience pain relief after surgery, which allows them to resume activity almost immediately after surgery. This depends on the nature of the surgery performed. Surgeons prefer minimally invasive surgery because it reduces the risk of complications and infections, thereby increasing positive surgical outcomes.
Although sometimes, it may be more difficult than conventional surgery; while, as surgeons have to work in limited space, better results are considered an acceptable compromise. It is also important to reactivate the patient after surgery, because patients who can walk or have light physical therapy after surgery are less likely to have clotting problems and other complications.