THE FUTURE OF SURGERY WITHOUT INCISIONS – NO HOSPITAL BED REQUIRED
For thousands of years, surgical procedures have been performed conceptually in the same way - with an incision.
Over the last several decades, however, there has been a dramatic increase in minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatments being offered for various diseases. Indeed, the tumour ablation market is expected to be worth $1.5billion globally by 2022.
Non-invasive treatments are helping to put the patient back in the equation by reducing the risks and complexities that accompany many invasive surgeries, such as infections, lengthy hospital stays, and long recovery times.
Non-invasive surgery also frees up beds in hospital wards, which would alleviate the pressures currently faced by the NHS.