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					               Minimally Invasive Surgery
The use of ‘small incision’, ‘pin hole’, ‘band aid’ surgery has evolved over the years. With better
visualization to the surgeon and less pain to the patient amongst its numerous advantages, the days
of large incision surgery are numbered.

The onus is to be as minimally invasive to the patient as possible whatever part of the body is being
worked on.

In breast surgery, incisions are ‘hidden’ around the areola or in the armpit or under the breast, all
for improved cosmesis and reduced pain. In abdominal and pelvic surgery, a laparoscope is often
used.

A laparoscope is a small pencil-like device with lenses like a telescope to magnify internal body
structures, a powerful light to illuminate and a miniature video camera at its tip. Very clear
magnified images are now transmitted to a monitor which far outweighs the naked eye image of
large incision surgery of yore.

There are numerous advantages of minimally invasive surgery such as:

       Improved anatomical view to the surgeon
       Less ‘collateral’ tissue handling
       Less internal scar (adhesions) formation
       Less external scar formation like keloids
       Less general anaesthesia
       Less hospitalization
       Less post operative pain
       Rapid return to work



Minimally invasive surgery is here to stay with better continuing education for surgeons worldwide.
A note of caution, this is not for every person and there are complications as with any other
surgical technique.
Please ask your medical doctor for details


This specialized service is provided at just a few medical centres such as




                The Advanced Videoscopic/ Laparoscopic Surgery Centre (AVLSC)
                         Lagos: 2a Obafemi Anibaba Str, Lekki Phase One
                Abuja: 1 Mohammed Isma Close, Off T.Y. Danjuma Str, Asokoro
                  Phone: 0816 828 5829 or 0810 018 7790 or 0803 575 3273

				
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