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The Madras Institute of Trauma (MIOT) deserves to be called the only health care center in the Country to use minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for all kinds of surgeries. // Thanks to the 4 cm cut and a guided camera that provides 40 fold magnification of a specific body part on the screen. Surgeries conducted on the kidney, spleen, liver, cardiac bypass, surgical excision of brain tumor, spinal injury surgery, and joint replacements are all done using the wonder camera. Patients can now escape from long surgical incisions and uncomfortable post-operative scars.

P.V.A. Mohandas, the managing director of the hospital and a noted orthopaedic surgeon, said: 'Any surgery is daunting for the patient as well as doctors. It is a traumatic experience for the family and post-operative care takers too.'

It was only logical to ensure that every operation should be done with the minimum of cutting and stitching and with almost no blood loss and no scope for infection. That's there MIS - popularly known as keyhole operations - came in.

The hospital, set up in 1999, announced on the occasion of its founding day Saturday that MIS was being introduced in all the departments.

Very little or often no antibiotic is required for recuperation. Often two, three or more kinds of surgeries can be performed on a person through the same hole.

'As many as 10 surgeries can be done where only one could be done earlier with the traditional long eight-inch cuts which had to be stitched up,' said M. Maran, director minimal access and endoscopy expert.

Sudha Parimalaa, 30, a mother of two, for instance, suffered from severe back pain and was referred to MIOT where her appendix was removed and an ovarian cyst tackled. A tubectomy was performed in addition to an extra gynaecological procedure - four different kinds of surgical operations through a single incision and camera-aided guided intervention.

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