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Minimally invasive surgery allows a surgeon to use a variety of operating techniques on a patient without causing major injuries or side effects. Microsurgery is another type of surgery used by surgeons in performing complex operations.
What Is Microsurgery?
Microsurgery describes surgical procedures that are performed using an operating microscope. This sort of surgical procedure is used in various type of surgeries, including:
- Pediatric surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
What Is the Most Common Type of Microsurgery?
Reconstructive microsurgery is the most common type of microsurgery. This surgery involves reconstructing:
The operating microscope is used in conjunction with tiny instruments to repair and align small blood vessels and nerves.
Are There Different Types of Microsurgery?
Yes, there are a number of different types of microsurgery that currently exist. The most common types of microsurgeries are:
- Laser Microsurgery: This surgery involves the use of a microscope and laser. The laser is used to perform remove cancerous masses or repair organs without making major incisions.
- Endoscopic Microsurgery: The surgery consists of using a microscope mounted to an endoscope. An endoscope, inside a a flexible or rigid tube, is inserted into the patient’s body to provide a light source. The light source is used to transmit images to the surgeon to view via a video screen or eye piece. This type of surgery is used for procedures on the ear canal, lungs, or uterus.
- Lumbar Surgery: The use of a microscope allows a surgeon to make minor incisions instead of invasive ones. It also assists a surgeon in removing damaged portions of spinal disk or bone.
Can Medical Malpractice Occur During Microsurgery?
Absolutely. Anytime that a surgical procedure is carried out, there is a chance for medical malpractice to happen. Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional provides negligent care to a patient. The substandard care harms the patient and causes additional injuries.
Should I Contact an Attorney Regarding My Microsurgery Injury?
Yes. If you or a loved one was injured during a microsurgery, contact a personal injury attorney. The attorney will advise you of your legal rights and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
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Last Modified: 11-23-2015 11:29 AM PST
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