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Open vs. Minimally Invasive: A Breakdown of Vascular Surgery Techniques

Cardiology Consultation Man When treating vascular conditions, you may have heard the terms “open surgery” and “minimally invasive surgery” thrown around. But what exactly do these terms mean, and how do they compare?

In open surgery, a large incision is made in the skin to access the affected blood vessels. This type of surgery has been the traditional method for decades and has proven effective in treating various vascular conditions. However, open surgery also has a longer recovery time, more pain, and a higher risk of complications.

On the other hand, minimally invasive surgery is a newer technique that utilizes small incisions and specialized instruments to access and treat the affected blood vessels. This method has many advantages over open surgery, including less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of complications.

But how do these two methods compare in terms of effectiveness?

Effectiveness 

Open and minimally invasive surgery have both been shown to be effective in treating vascular conditions. However, minimally invasive surgery tends to have a higher success rate and fewer complications than open surgery. Specifically, this is because the smaller incisions in minimally invasive surgery resulting in less trauma to the surrounding tissue, leading to a faster recovery time and a lower risk of complications.

Recovery Time 

The recovery time for open surgery is generally longer than that of minimally invasive surgery. Generally, this is because the larger incisions used in open surgery take longer to heal, resulting in more pain and discomfort. On the other hand, minimally invasive surgery typically requires only a few small incisions, which means less tissue damage and a faster recovery time.

Pain 

Open surgery is generally more painful than minimally invasive surgery. This is because the larger incisions in open surgery result in more tissue damage and a longer recovery. Minimally invasive surgery, on the other hand, is less painful because the small incisions used result in less tissue damage and a faster recovery time.

Cost 

Open surgery is generally more expensive than minimally invasive surgery. This is because open surgery requires a larger surgical team, specialized equipment, and a more extended hospital stay. Minimally invasive surgery, on the other hand, typically requires a smaller surgical team, specialized equipment, and a shorter hospital stay, resulting in a lower cost.

Getting Started 

Are you interested in Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery? Contact Dr. Jeffery Dormu for more information about the Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery Center. Contact 855-803-MIVC for more information. You can find us in Laurel, MD; we look forward to hearing from you.

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