What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery refers to the set of techniques and procedures related to:

  • The surgery itself
  • Anesthesia
  • Postoperative care

These combined elements reduce pain, inflammation, blood loss and complications during and after surgery.

The surgeons of the Maxillofacial Institute, led by Dr. Hernández Alfaro, have developed and published protocols that allow to shorten surgery times, gain greater precision and reduce postsurgical trauma. Thus, surgeries at the Maxillofacial Institute are governed by 5 basic principles:

3D planning: that allows greater accuracy and precision in the operating room and shorter surgical time

Controlled hypotension and anesthetic depth monitoring, which significantly reduces blood loss and makes procedures safer.

Reduced surgical incisions: which allow surgery to be performed with minimal alteration of the tissues, also avoiding bleeding and postoperative pain.

Reduced surgical times: shorter operative time = less trauma for the patient and a shorter and more comfortable postoperative period. This is only achieved with experience and excellent training of the medical team.

Postoperative care: we are pioneers in Spain in the use of hilotherapy masks to reduce inflammation and postoperative hematomas of orthognathic surgery patients. In addition, the center's team is made up of therapists who perform all lymphatic massage patients, which help to speed up their recovery process.

Thanks to the application of these principles, patients operated at the Maxillofacial Institute present a much faster and more comfortable recovery than in any other center in Spain.

Related: What will my recovery be like after an orthognathic surgery?

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