Minimally Invasive Surgery in Mexico
Minimally Invasive Surgery procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of large openings. Because these incisions are very small, patient recovery is much more faster and less uncomfortable than with conventional surgeries.
Surgeons make several small incisions in the skin (just a few millimeters, in some cases). A long, thin tube with a micro specialty camera is attached at the end (this is called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions. Tubes attached to small instruments are passed through the other openings.
Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in order to get a clear, magnified view of the surgical area.
| Less strain of the organism
Shorter illness time
Have less pain
Less tissue damage
Increase recovery time
He was trained in Traumatology and Orthopaedics at the Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente IMMS in Guadalajara, completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and specializes in Minimally-Invasive Foot Surgery.
Dr. Villanueva is a member of the Federacion Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia, President of the College of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Puerto Vallarta, President of the Mexican Minimally Invasive Surgery Association, a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of and instructor for the American Academic and Foot Ambulatory Surgery.