Minimally Invasive Surgery

Anay R. Patel, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

With modern advances in medicine, orthopedic surgeries are better than ever. Anay Patel, MD, specializes in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery for patients in Houston, Texas. For knee replacements, hip replacements, or surgeries to deal with hip fractures, patients can look forward to faster and less painful rehabilitation, less, scarring, shorter hospital stays, and more benefits. To find out more, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery? 

Minimally invasive surgery refers to operative methods that are, in many ways, preferable to traditional surgical techniques. Dr. Patel uses minimally invasive surgery to treat different joint conditions, including: 

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Hip fractures
  • ACL tears
  • MCL sprain 
  • Meniscal injuries

In recent years, the orthopedic surgery community has continued to perfect minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Patel is at the forefront of that progress and routinely helps patients dealing with chronic joint pain or serious injuries restore their overall quality of life through surgical intervention. 

What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery? 

Dr. Patel offers a host of different minimally invasive surgeries, such as: 

  • Partial knee replacements
  • Revision knee replacements
  • Knee replacements
  • Hip replacements
  • Revision hip replacements
  • Anterior hip replacements

These procedures offer incredible advantages, particularly when compared to traditional surgery. Some of these advantages include: 

Less tissue trauma 

When operating on muscles and tendons, Dr. Patel can avoid them or separate them. He doesn’t cut them, which results in less trauma incurred by soft tissue in the area. 

Faster and less painful rehabilitation

Due to the minimally invasive nature of the surgery, postoperative recovery is faster. The followup rehabilitation, which often includes physical therapy, takes less of a toll on your body, too. 

Less scarring 

In minimally invasive surgeries, special techniques are used to make much smaller incisions. Rather than one 10- to 12-inch incision, Dr. Patel favors two incisions of 1.5-2 inches each.

Shorter hospital stay 

Typically you get to go home within the first 24 hours. This is a great improvement upon traditional methods that often involve 1-2 days in the hospital, or even 3-5 days on some occasions. 

Is minimally invasive surgery as effective as traditional surgery? 

Yes, minimally invasive surgery is easier on you and doesn’t sacrifice anything in the form of results. It’s just as effective, if not more, than traditional surgery. Its emphasis on smaller incisions, less invasive methods, and speedier recovery times makes it a much more pleasant experience that’s not as disruptive to your life. You get to return to work and your daily activities much faster. 

To learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.