Science and technology attempt to improve people’s living standards in various ways, and one of them is differentiated medical care, where treatment quality and quality of life are significantly improved. This gave rise to non-invasive procedures that have saved people’s lives without the need to go for (and endure the pain and complications of) a full-blown surgery. Dr. Mohammed Hussain Alqahtani talks about why he prefers non-invasive treatments over full-blown operations.
According to Dr. Alqahtani putting patients first should be the priority. He shares, “Today’s generation isn’t just concerned about treatment results. They want the procedure to be comfortable and minimally invasive. That’s one of their many ways to protect their privacy. Therefore, I usually recommend my patients to go for non-invasive procedures.”
Minimally or non-invasive surgery techniques have attained significant levels of improvement in all these years since its inception. Dr. Alqahtani stresses on the fact that it enables doctors to use a range of procedures to operate with significantly less damage to the patient’s body than is the case with open surgery. He explains, “One of the many reasons I prescribe my patients the path of non-invasive procedures is its association with less pain, shorter hospitalization, and fewer complications than full-blown surgeries.” Robotic surgery is the most common form of a typical MIS treatment. It offers a magnified, 3-D view of the surgical target. This helps the surgeon operate with precision, flexibility, and control.
Dr. Mohammed alludes that non-invasive procedures at this point in time (compared to over two decades ago when they were relatively new) are the norm. The minimally invasive treatment approach is now the gold standard. The ability of a non-invasive procedure to aide faster recovery alongside lower infection rates is unmatched. Dr. Alqahtani strongly opines that for him, the only reason to switch to a full-blown surgery would be if the target is too tricky to operate on laparoscopically. Or if the surgery is extensive anatomically. Or if open surgery’s the only option.
Dr. Alqahtani shares, “What determines which course to take whether non-invasive or open surgery, is the urgency and the type of treatment being considered. In cases of emergency where speed is paramount, frequently, an open procedure is preferred. But when the cosmetic outcome is as critical as the need to heal fast, non-invasive surgery is the way forward.”
Given his experience and proven track record in this field, Dr. Alqahtani’s recommendations are well worth considering.