Compared with traditional surgeries, minimally invasive surgeries are undoubtedly revolutionary progress. It is regarded as one of the development directions of surgeries in the 21st century, as it is a cutting-edge technology combining electronic display system with high-tech surgical instruments and the traditional surgery.
With the development of science and technology, the concept of "minimally invasive" has penetrated into various fields of surgical operations, such as brain surgeries, urology, and orthopedics. The minimally invasive surgery has a variety of surgical methods with a lot of surgical instruments, and the monitoring system is not limited to endoscopy but also includes arthroscopy, thoracoscopy, and interventional therapy. Most minimally invasive surgery adopts interventional method, such as the spinal and orthopedics surgery. Other methods are also involved, such as microsurgery which is widely used in hand surgery. Thyroid surgery is not only cosmetic surgery, but also the most simple minimally invasive surgery.
The application of minimally invasive surgical instruments has changed the traditional way of operation. It is convenient for doctors to operate, but also brings less surgical damage to patients.
The traditional operation is open surgery, while the image on the electronic display screen during the minimally invasive operation is several times clearer than the actual image, greatly reducing the blindness of the operation. Sometimes, during the minimally invasive operation, the diagnosis and treatment can be carried out at the same time.