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Minimally Invasive Surgery
More and more Medical Science is depending on equipment, which is developing very fast and is becoming more and more robotic.

In our quest to give patients the best possible treatment, Lotus Care Travel selects only those JCI Accredited hospitals in Thailand, which are upgrading its equipment continuously, giving patients the best possible and accurate results, while having the shortest possible stay in the hospital.

The Medical Robot DaVinci, the smallest pacemaker in the world – the Micra and the Sextant II for spinal fusion and Makoplasty, for a computer-guided, robot-assisted partial knee replacement are the latest robotic equipment and came into vogue only the last 10 years or less.

These are all state of the art equipment, which fall in the category of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).

By using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques, patients have many benefits over traditional surgeries. These include:

  • Less Pain, less blood loss, less trauma
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Less Scarring
  • Less Injury to Tissue
  • Higher Accuracy Rate
Less pain, less blood loss, less trauma
MIS procedures cause less post-operative pain and discomfort. Studies have shown that patients undergoing MIS procedures report less pain and require smaller doses of pain relievers than patients undergoing traditional surgeries. As small incisions are made, versus the traditional methods blood loss is minimal as is the post-surgery trauma.

The Medical Robot DaVinci is used for Cardiac Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Urologic Surgery.

Shorter Hospital Stay
Shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activities. Patients who undergo MIS procedures are usually able to go home sooner. And, in many cases, the patient is able to return to normal activities and work more quickly.

Less Scarring
MIS procedures require smaller incisions -- which means smaller, less noticeable scars. The scars that do form as a result of MIS typically have a less jagged edge -- giving them a more appealing look.

On the left a pacemaker from the 1970s, in the centre the conventional pacemaker used today, and The Micra, which is 1/10th the size of the conventional type and brought in via minimally invasive surgery through the vein.

Less Injury to Tissue
Most traditional surgeries require a long incision. This incision usually has to be made through muscle. Muscle needs a significant time to heal after surgery. Because there are no long incisions in MIS, surgeons often do not have to cut through muscles to complete the procedure -- leading to less tissue damage and quicker recovery.

The Spine Centre

Higher Accuracy Rate
A higher accuracy rate for most procedures. Because most MIS procedures use 3D video-assisted equipment, the surgeon has better visualization and magnification of internal organs and structure. For patients, this translates into a more accurate and definitive procedure.

Knee and Hip Replacement Robot – Mako
Mako can be used for (partial) knee and hip replacement, which is a procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA) in your knee or hip.

By selectively targeting the part of your knee or hip damaged by OA, your surgeon can replace the diseased part of your knee or hip while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

The Mako technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your partial or full knee or hip replacement. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This allows the surgeon to remove only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists your surgeon in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

Non-Invasive Cardio Mapping System

The latest technological breakthrough for Diagnostic Angiography is cardio mapping with the new Cardio Insight Jacket.
In combination with 3D Scanning and the Cardio Insight Jacket, Diagnostic Angiography has now entered Non Invasive Technology. Currently, with Diagnostic Angiography, a tube with a miniature camera is inserted in your arteries, usually from the groin. With the new Cardio Insight Jacket in combination with a 3D CT Scan, Diagnostic Angiography is now completely non-invasive, while getting the same or even better insights in the heart and blood vessels.
Bumrungrad is one of the first hospitals in the world applying this new technology.

Is MIS Right for You?
Before any surgery is done, our internationally trained specialist doctors will advise if robotic treatment is the best option for healing you.
Minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible. Some MIS procedures and surgeries may not be suitable for every patient.
Your surgeon will discuss your personal options before any surgery.
Lotus Care Travel wants the best for you. Your Health is Precious!