Know the Risks of Minimally invasiveness Surgery

All surgical procedures have risks, but the risks for major complications depend on your health and age; addition to the experience of the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Ask your surgeon about your expectations of surgery, what are the risks and complications associated with surgery or you are practicing all surgical procedures. Ask about these points:

  • Adverse reactions to drugs or anesthesia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Bleeding and / or need for transfusions
  • Infection
  • Risk of injury to other organs
  • Thromboembolism
  • Death (rare)

Additionally conventional surgeries have great potential for muscle damage and damage to the abdominal wall, including a propensity to develop incisional postoperative hernias.

For some patients endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is not the most appropriate option. Your surgeon should guide you which is the best option for you and you should consider several factors:

  • Obesity
  • History of previous surgical procedures with large scars
  • Trouble viewing the organs
  • Heavy bleeding during the operation
  • Other health conditions
  • Diseases and chronic conditions

The decision to endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery should be performed under the agreement resulting from the conversation with your doctor. Sometimes you can start a surgery minimally invasive method and may be necessary to convert to open surgery or conventional based on the above.