Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Breakthrough In The Medical World

The minimally invasive procedures have made surgeries convenient and comfortable for both the doctors and the patients. It is quite popular and is performed in almost all the renowned hospitals. It facilitates the procedure to be executed with utmost accuracy and precision. 

What makes minimally invasive procedures unique?

Our surgeons make small incisions to insert the technologically advanced equipment that are minute in size. At the end of this equipment a small camera is attached giving an enlarged pictures of the inside which helps guide the surgeons throughout the procedure.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less tissue damage 
  • Faster recovery
  • Less hospital stay
  • Minimum complications
  • Accuracy and precision

The above benefits increase when combined with pain control techniques and physical therapy programs. Also, the advances in regional anaesthesia allows a patient to undergo a pain-free surgery.

What is Endovascular Coiling?

Endovascular coiling is one of the minimally invasive procedures performed by our surgeons to block blood flow going into an aneurysms (a weakened area in the wall of an artery). It can be used in the following cases:

Stroke Treatment

Early treatment after a stroke is vital, as the faster you can get treatment the more brain can be saved. To minimise the damage caused by an ischaemic stroke, some people may need Endovascular Clot Retrieval.

Endovascular Clot retrieval or Intra-Arterial Thrombectomy is a treatment used by our surgeons to return blood flow to the brain. After the clot has been pinpointed by a brain scan, a tiny tube is fed into the blocked blood vessel, usually inserted through an artery in the leg and fed up through the body into the brain. A stent basket or suction device captures the blood clot and allows it to be pulled back out.

Endovascular Clot Retrieval

Endovascular Coiling for Brain Aneurysms

Endovascular coiling is also minimally invasive technique used in Chandan Hospital to treat Brain Aneurysms. In this, our surgeons use a catheter passed through the groin up into the artery containing the Aneurysm. A micro-catheter with the coil attached is inserted through the initial catheter. When the micro-catheter has been inserted into the aneurysm, an electrical current is used to separate the coil from the catheter. The coil seals off the opening of the aneurysm and left in place permanently. Depending on the size of the aneurysm, more than one coil may be needed to completely it off.

Endovascular Coiling Procedure

Carotid Artery Stenting

It is a procedure in which our vascular surgeons insert a slender, metal-mesh tube, called a stent, which expands inside your carotid artery to increase blood flow in areas blocked by plaque.

Stents help keep coronary arteries open and reduce the chance of a heart attack. A stent is inserted into the clogged artery with a balloon catheter. The balloon is inflated and the stent expands and locks in place. This holds the artery open and allows blood to flow more freely.

Embolization of AVM & Tumor

Embolization is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure used at Chandan Hospital that can:

  • Block the abnormal blood flow to an AVM – An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen circulation.
  • Shrink Tumors
  • Prevent Blood Clots
  • Stop an Aneurysm

How Embolization Works?

During embolization, our neurosurgeon threads a small catheter or tube through a blood vessel in the groin. They navigate the catheter to blood vessels in the brain that guides small coils or detachable silicon balloons through the arteries to create an emboli or block blood flow to an area of the brain or body.

Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA):

At Chandan Hospital, we use Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) that provides an image of the blood vessels in the brain to detect a problem with blood flow. The procedure involves inserting a catheter (a small, thin tube) into an artery in the leg and passing it up to the blood vessels in the brain.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at Chandan Hospital

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal (Head, Chandan Institute of Neuro Sciences) is a trained neurosurgeon, qualified to perform all kinds of minimally invasive surgeries and has done various procedures at the Hospital. He has operated successfully on various patients using these techniques and the results have been miraculous. The patients have recovered quickly and their post-surgery diagnosis has been quite positive. We also have a very well equipped Neuro-Cathlab for all Neuro-Intervention procedures that need to be carried out.

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