Minimally Invasive Surgery vs Traditional Surgery – Why Get Major Surgery If You Don’t Have To?
Making medical decisions is a stressful process for any patient. When it comes to surgery, every patient is faced with multiple questions they may not have obvious answers to.
Is this the right procedure for me?
Will this actually stop the pain I am in?
How much will this cost me?
How long will it take for me to heal afterwards?
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs prefers to avoid major surgery at all cost for her patients. Through preventative care, patients at NexGen Orthopedics work hand in hand with Dr. Lloydine Jacobs to prevent any further injury and minimize the need for surgery to be their only solution.
However, some patients are faced with no other option but to follow through with a surgical procedure. If you have no other choice but to go through with surgery, why not make it as minimally invasive as possible?
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs specializes in ultra minimally invasive surgery at NexGen Orthopedics, a beneficial and advanced technique. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs performs an array of ultra minimally invasive procedures including back procedures, shoulder procedures, knee procedures, neck procedures, elbow procedures, and much more.
So, what is the difference between traditional surgery and minimally invasive surgery?
Traditional surgery, often known as open surgery, is technique in which a scalpel is used to make a large incision in the body for the surgeon to access what needs to be tended to. Through traditional surgery, patients will face extended recovery time, higher pain levels, and more risks than minimally invasive techniques.
Minimally invasive surgery is a technique utilized by surgeons where they are able to minimize the size and number of incisions needed to perform the procedure. Through these small incisions, tiny tools and cameras are inserted to provide the surgeon with concise visuals to properly execute the procedure, while avoiding the need to make a large cut for open surgery.
This minimally invasive technique promotes a significantly quicker recovery time, less scaring on incision site, and an overall more comfortable healing process for patients.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques tend to have a recovery period that is half the length of that in traditional surgery. Due to the less intrusive nature of minimally invasive procedures, the body is overall less damaged and heals more rapidly.
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs ensures that her patients will be faced with as much of a minimal recovery time as possible. Many NexGen Orthopedics patients can get their procedures completed on a Friday and be back at work by Monday, with minimal discomfort.
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs is able to tend to her patients with an effective technique that allows their lives to be as minimally disrupted as possible. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs is mindful of the busy lives her patients have and is able to provide them with needed procedures that keep their lives relatively unaltered – while still providing effective treatment.
Many patients tend to be concerned with the physical marks a surgery can leave behind on their bodies. Minimally invasive procedures are utilized to put less strain on the patient’s body. Scaring in minimally invasive surgery versus traditional open surgery are incomparable.
Minimally invasive techniques involved incisions that can be as small as ¼ of an inch, where traditional surgery can be multiple incisions, each inches in length. These small incisions promote less scaring on the patient’s body.
All NexGen Orthopedics procedures are completed either in office or in an outpatient surgery center. Due to the nature of Dr. Lloydine Jacobs ultra minimally invasive technique, there is no need for patients to receive treatment in an inpatient facility or be admitted to the hospital. Outpatient treatment allows for a higher level of patient convenience and minimizes stress that may build surrounding a surgery.
Patients at NexGen Orthopedics will also find a stronger piece of mind knowing that the surgical risks decrease in minimally invasive surgery in comparison to traditional surgery – including the risk of infection and anesthesia complications.
Dr. Lloydine Jacobs’ main concern is the safety and success of her patients, a key factor in her choice to solely utilized the ultra minimally invasive surgical technique.
Our main goal at NexGen orthopedics is to avoid a patient’s need for surgery all together, placing immense focus on preventative treatments. However, if there is no alternative option to surgery in a patient’s plan of care, Dr. Lloydine Jacobs will always use the ultra minimally invasive technique to ensure the best quality of care for her patients.
Call us at 844-PAIN-RELIEF for more information on Dr. Jacobs ultra minimally invasive procedures and what NexGen Orthopedics treatment works best for your needs!