What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is camera assisted surgery that allows smaller incisions compared to conventional surgery. The goal is to minimise pain and morbidity and promote more rapid patient recovery. In veterinary medicine, MIS is both popular and effective. Small diameter telescopes (range approximately 2-10mm in size) connected to high definition cameras and monitors are utilised to achieve outstanding intraoperative images. Dedicated small instrument portals allow access for specialized instrumentation to facilitate tissue biopsy and therapeutic procedures.
Arthroscopic (joint), Laparoscopic (abdomen) and Thoracoscopic (chest) procedures are all routinely performed by GARS. Please do not hesitate to enquire if these procedures could be used to help your pet.
Arthroscopy procedures performed by MARS
- Ligament replacement
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) treatment
- Fracture repair
- Coronoid pathology diagnosis and treatment
- OCD and UAP pathology diagnosis and treatment
- Radial carpal bone fracture
- Ligament injury
- Cruciate disease
- Meniscal disease
Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy procedures performed by MARS
Many procedures performed on the abdomen and thorax benefit from the use of small telescopes and instrument ports to reduce incision size and patient morbidity compared with traditional open procedures. Magnification and illumination are extremely helpful in the assessment of organs and facilitate accurate diagnosis and optimal tissue sampling.