¿What is Endoscopic Surgery?
Endoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure, utilizing a flexible tube with a camera. The endoscope is inserted though the patient’s own natural body openings to diagnose and treat diseases. The endoscope projects images from inside the body onto a screen where the surgeon can view it and make the requisite surgical maneuvers to complete the procedure without the need to make incisions into the patient.
¿What Happens During a Minimally Invasive Surgery?
The endoscope and surgical tools will be inserted through openings like the mouth or anus. With the insight from the images shown by the endoscope, Dr. Bello will perform your surgery. No incisions to the skin will be made!
¿What Should I Expect for Day of Surgery?
Every procedure and individual patient is different. Expectations for surgery will be mapped out during consultations with Dr. Bello or our expert medical staff. In general terms, endoscopic surgery patients can expect to be released without staying over-night—they can go home with the aid of friends or family. The procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and should take two to three hours. The patient will wake up in our recovery room where they will be monitored before being discharged to friends or family.
¿How Long do I Need to Stay at the Hospital?
One of the benefits which our patients reap from minimally-invasive surgeries—as opposed to open surgeries—is the shorter time required for recovery. Most of our patients will be released to friends or family the same day of their surgery. An overnight stay will only be required for more intense surgeries or for patients who require further monitoring.
¿What are the Advantages of Endoscopic Surgery?
There are many benefits our patients experience from choosing the minimally-invasive surgery over open surgery. One of which is a less painful post-surgery experience. The incisions made to the patients’ body for surgery are smaller which means there is a reduced healing time for minimally-invasive surgery. With smaller incisions, the body heals faster, and leaves far less scarring.
¿Why Choose MIB for Endoscopic Surgery?
Dr. Bello is at the forefront of progressive minimally-invasive surgical techniques. He has published medical studies at the highest level regarding minimally-invasive techniques, and is a specialist in the field.
He is a top-rated physician and member multiple professional organizations:
- The American College of Surgeons
- The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- The Association for Bariatric Endoscopy
- The American Hernia Society
- The Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
He serves on national committees of professional surgery organizations in the USA and is actively involved in academic surgery and research. He is constantly evolving along with the surgery field to offer patients the best available treatments.