Who is a candidate for minimally
Unfortunately, not every patient is a candidate
for this type of procedure, therefore you should
speak to your physician about your surgical options.
Although minimally invasive surgery is less invasive
than traditional "open" surgery, no
surgery is minor. Surgeons who perform minimally
invasive surgery advise patients to remember that
these procedures have many benefits, but they
also carry the risks of traditional surgery.
Patients who schedule a minimally invasive surgery
should prepare for bed rest immediately following
the procedure and several weeks of recovery. In
most cases, minimally invasive surgeries require
general anesthesia and therefore, patients should
abstain from food or drink after midnight prior
to their procedure.