The healthcare sector has been going through many advancements over the last few years. One of the best examples of such advancements is minimally invasive surgical (MIS) methods.
Laparoscopy and endoscopy devices are some of the most promising devices used in MIS procedures. These devices are used for treating several conditions, and their use helps patients recover quickly.
Let's talk about minimally invasive procedures in detail and see how the use of laparoscopy and endoscopy devices helps the experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Minimally Invasive Surgery- An Overview
In minimally invasive surgery, physicians use different techniques to treat diseases in such a way that minimum damage is caused to the patient's body as compared to open surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery has numerous benefits in comparison to open surgery, such as less pain, shorter stay in the hospital, and fewer chances of infections and complications.
Common Devices Used in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopy and endoscopy are among the most common devices used in minimally invasive surgery.
Laparoscopy devices are used to diagnose and identify the real cause of abdominal pain. Generally, laparoscopy devices are used when non-invasive or open surgical procedures are unable to help in the diagnosis.
Endoscopy devices are also similar to laparoscopy devices and are mainly used to operate and view the internal vessels and organs of the patient's body.
Laparoscopy and endoscopy devices are some of the most promising developments in the healthcare sector. They allow surgeons to diagnose the problem inside the human body without making large incisions.
Due to the mentioned benefits of laparoscopy and endoscopy devices, the use of minimally invasive surgical procedures is constantly increasing, and these procedures are being accepted by patients at a much higher level.
According to BIS Research, the global laparoscopy and endoscopy devices market is expected to touch $38,942.2 million by the end of 2031 from a market value of $23,809.2 million in 2021.
The laparoscopy and endoscopy devices market is supposed to grow at a CAGR of 4.94% during the forecast period of 2022-2031.
A hospital named Ascension Sacred Heart Bay is set to reach the biggest milestone in the minimally invasive heart surgery program.
The first-ever transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was performed at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in 2017. Moreover, on 13th July 2022, the cardiac team of the hospital crossed the mark of the 200th procedure because of the continuous advancements in minimally invasive surgical procedures, providing the patients with benefits such as short recovery time and lower chances of infections.
During the TAVR procedures, a narrow aortic valve is replaced by a catheter inside the patient's chest or leg, guiding the replacement valve to the patient's heart. This newly inserted valve allows the patient’s heart to pump the blood in the required and better manner.
The surgeons use minimally invasive surgical procedures with the help of devices such as laparoscopy and endoscopy devices to make tiny incisions for inserting the new valve into the patient's body.
According to the Ascension Sacred Heart Bay hospital, the required time for which one needs to remain admitted in the hospital after the surgery is either two or three days. In comparison to open surgery, minimally invasive surgical procedures are better and safer.
Medical Conditions Treated Using Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Devices
Laparoscopic and endoscopic devices can be used to treat several conditions that are mentioned as follows:
• Removing a bloated appendix
• Clearing the gallbladder for treating Gallstones
• Treating digestive conditions, such as diverticulitis and Crohn's disease
• Treating hernias mainly in the groin
• Treating bleeding or burst stomach ulcers
• Performing surgeries such as weight loss surgery
• Removing organs such as the prostate, liver, kidney, or ovaries affected by diseases such as cancer
• Treating ectopic pregnancy by removing the embryo to control the damage to the fallopian tubes
• Removing unnatural growth such as fibroids
• Removing the womb to treat endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID), and painful or heavy periods
Benefits of Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Devices
Laparoscopy and Endoscopy devices have numerous benefits that include the following:
• Surgery performed using laparoscopy and endoscopy devices causes less pain as compared to surgery performed using open surgery tools
• Recovery time is generally shorter
• Smaller incisions caused by laparoscopy and endoscopy devices permit the patient’s injuries to heal faster, leaving fewer scars
• Risks of complications and infections are lower as compared to open surgery procedures
The adoption rate of minimally invasive surgery performed using laparoscopy and endoscopy devices is constantly increasing. Since minimally invasive surgery has numerous benefits, fewer people are opting for open surgery. Moreover, minimally invasive surgery gives surgeons more useful treatment options with lower chances of risk.