Posted by: wockhardthospitals | September 29, 2009

Banishing MAS myths

The general myth shrouding all surgeries is the trauma factor. People always view operations as a traumatic experience without exception. With the advent of Minimal Access Surgery (MAS), or Laparoscopy, came more apprehensions.

The most common ones being:

• Time: The surgeries were thought to take too long to set up and to perform than open surgeries. MAS is the quicker option any day.

• Difficulty. MAS was believed to be too difficult to perform and too difficult to learn. Contrarily, it is comparatively simpler than an open surgery.

• Cost. True that laparoscopy comes with a minimum addition in price, but it brings with it numerous benefits that an open surgery can never meet.

• Application. Contrary to belief, laparoscopic surgery can be applied to oncology (cancer) cases too!

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