Where possible Dr Kuzinkovas uses a minimally invasive Endoscopic approach. This approach is a very common surgical procedure and has strong benefits.
In some cases, Dr Kuzinkovas may need to perform as an Endoscopy. This surgical procedure can be used for:
- diagnosis - to clearly view targeted regions inside the body
- treatment - to affect a minimally invasive outcome
An Endoscope is a device that is inserted into the joint the Endoscope includes a tiny camera that is connected a screen used by Dr Kuzinkovas to see inside your joint.
If necessary other surgical instruments can be inserted through the Endoscope or through additional small incisions. These other instruments can be used to perform cleaning, cutting or removal of material from the joint.
The term ‘Endoscope’ comes from two Greek words, endo-, meaning inside, and -skopein, meaning to examine.
- The benefits of Endoscopy include
- smaller incisions with little scarring
- faster postoperative recovery
- less pain and lower complication rates
- easier recovery
Dr Kuzinkovas can perform some endoscopic surgical procedures on an outpatient basis. This means patients can return home the same day of the procedure.
Using this method also enables Dr Kuzinkovas to examine the internal structures regionally and where necessary treat these structures (if necessary) at the same time
Risks With Endoscopy?
Complications are not common but can occur.
Prior to making any decision to have surgery, it is important that you discuss any concerns with Dr Kuzinkovas and understand the potential risks so that you can make an informed decision regarding the surgery’s advantages and disadvantages.
While complications due to surgery are uncommon they can occur, the following are some:
risk of infection, postoperative bleeding clotting in the leg (deep vein thrombosis - DVT) or lung.
Rarely do these complication prevail over the long term.
It is important to avoid high impact activities during the early phase of recovery to minimise the risk of fracture.
Other general medical and surgical risks can include:
- allergies and
- anaesthetic complications can occur
If there are any postoperative concerns or pain please do not hesitate in contacting Dr Kuzinkovas or the rooms.