Minimally invasive surgery is a form of surgery that allows surgeons to use a variety of surgical techniques such as power morcellation to operate on a patient without causing injuries associated with traditional surgeries. It is generally performed on an outpatient basis, although it may be performed in a hospital depending on the equipment needed to perform the surgery properly.
Minimally invasive surgery requires making tiny incisions on a patient’s body. This allows for:
Laparoscopy was one of the first types of surgeries to be considered minimally invasive. This surgery is done via one or more tiny incisions. A surgeon uses a small camera inserted into one of the incisions to operate. The small camera provides a three dimensional and magnified view of the surgical site. There are now many different surgical robots that are used in minimally invasive surgery.
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury involving a health care professional. The health care professional is negligent in providing care to a patient, which leads to the care being substandard. This negligence causes a patient to suffer additional injuries and medical expenses.
To prove a medical malpractice claim against a surgeon, a plaintiff must prove:
Improperly performed surgery can lead to a lifetime of health problems, which is especially worrisome when the surgery was supposed to be minimally invasive in the first place. If you have been injured by a surgeon during minimally invasive surgery, contact a personal injury lawyer to understand you legal options.
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