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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gastrointestinal Conditions

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gastrointestinal Conditions


benefits of minimally invasive surgery

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Use in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a surgical method where small incisions/cuts are made instead of large incisions/cuts. The blog underlines the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal conditions. Minimally invasive surgery has become widely popular in the recent past due to a variety of reasons. MIS has also proved beneficial for gastrointestinal conditions.

Read the blog to find out more about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal  conditions.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

As we know, smaller incisions or cuts are made in minimally invasive surgery. Therefore, in the case of MIS, the recovery time is very much faster as compared to traditional methods of surgery. This is the biggest benefit or advantage for the patient treated using MIS.

Patients having undergone minimally invasive surgery typically are released sooner and they have reported experiencing less pain and discomfort when compared to the ones having large incisions because of traditional surgical treatment.  The primary reason behind this is that MIS causes less tissue trauma and inflammation.

At the level of cosmetics, MIS has huge benefits. Since the incisions are small during MIS, they can be easily hidden inside the clothes, thus, leaving no visible scars.

Minimally Invasive surgeries are also beneficial for patients suffering from other health conditions. For example, MIS surgery is better for an obese patient or a patient with a week immune system. As the surgery is minimally invasive the risk of complications decreases drastically.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Gastrointestinal Conditions

Minimally Invasive Surgeries are the most opted surgeries in the current medical field. Many different types of gastrointestinal conditions are treatable using MIS surgeries.

Some of the common gastrointestinal conditions treatable/treated with MIS are as follows:

Acid Peptic Disease

Acid Peptic Disease is a condition caused by the buildup of stomach acid. The build up of acid can damage the inner lining of the stomach or the esophagus. It can result in the formation of ulcers inside the stomach. MIS can be used to repair the ulcers or remove any completely damaged part of the stomach or the esophagus.

Acute Cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gall bladder. The main function of gall bladder is to store bile. Bile juice essentially helps in digestion of fats. The main causes of cholecystitis are gallstones, bacterial infection, and trauma in the gall bladder. MIS technique can be used for the removal of diseased gall bladder.


Appendicitis is simply the inflammation of the appendix. When appendix becomes the source of discomfort and pain MIS can be used to remove the appendix.


Gallstons are nothing but the hard deposits forming in the gallbladder. The gallstones can cause pain, nausea, and vomiting. In order to get rid of gallstones, MIS surgery can be used.

Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain

Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain is the type of pain that occurs in the abdomen consistently for a period of over six months. Unfortunately, the cause of chronic functional abdominal pain is not known and therefore typically MIS is used to identify and rule out other causes of pain in order to determine this functional disorder.

Common Small Intestine Problems

Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis collectively known as inflammatory bowel’s disease, and diveticulosis are all considered in the category of common small intestine problems. A simple MIS surgery can help in the treatment by removing the diseased tissue or by creation of a new pathway i.e. opening for the intestine to empty. Traditionally surgeries are very complex in such scenarios which downgrades customer experience to some extent whereas MIS surgery is quick, easy and does not inflict much pain or complications.

If ever you have any gastrointestinal condition, consult your doctor immediately. Discuss with your doctor about traditional surgery or MIS is the best option for you. If MIS is possible and is chosen, it can offer many benefits, including a faster recovery time, better cosmetic results, and a lower risk of complications.


From above the advantages of minimally invasive surery can be described as shorter hospital stay, less pain, faster recovery, better cosmetic results, and lower risk of complications. These days many of the laprscopic surgeries use MIS technique due to the immense benefits.

In case of any symptoms visit your doctor immediately and depending on the situation the doctor may suggest the MIS option. Or else you can visit Vydehi Super Speciality Hospital. Vydehi Super Speciality Hospital houses some of the best laproscopic surgeons who have years of experience in performing of minimally invasive surgeries. To know more about Minimally Invasive Surgeries especially in case of gastrointestinal conditions either talk to your doctor or contact Vydehi Super Speciality Hospital.

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