What is MIS?
A minimally invasive medical procedure is defined as one that is carried out by entering the body through the skin or through a body cavity or anatomical opening, but with the smallest damage possible to these struct uresIncludes laparoscopic, endoscopic, and other approaches.
Decreased patient pain
Decreased patient recovery period
Possible decrease in inflammatory response in the patient which may prove to have a better outcome in oncologic operations.
In the distant future, there will be a para- digm shift with the development of non-inva- sive surgical techniques in combination with nanotechnologies and a new era in the devel- opment of surgery, and subsequently in surgi- cal techniques, will be opened.
Nanotechnology is an umbrella term for materials and devices that operate at the nanoskill (1 billionth of a meter). In terms of scale, a nanometer is approximately one 1/8000 of a human hair or 10 times the diam- eter of a hydrogen atom. The size of the device can vary but starts from a ten thou- sand-logic element system that will occupy a cube of no more than one hundred nanome- ters. This is a volume slightly larger than 0.001 cubic microns. This would be sufficient to hold a small computer. For example, if red blood cells are approximately eight microns in diameter, the 100 nanomicroprocessor will be 80 times smaller than a red blood cell. Devices this size could easily fit into the circulatory system and could even conceivably enter indi- vidual cells.