Comparison between MICS & other Traditional Surgery Methods

Minimally invasive surgery allows your surgeon to use techniques that limit the size and number of cuts, or incisions, that they need to make. It’s typically considered safer than open surgery. You’ll usually recover more quickly, spend less time in the hospital, and feel more comfortable while you heal.

Following two table will easily explain difference between regular surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries, please have a look

Comparison between Conventional Surgery & Small Cut Surgery

Criteria Conventional Surgery MIDCAB or Small Cut Surgery
Size of Cut 8-10 inches 2-3 inches
Type of Cut On chest cutting through rib bones (sternum) Just below nipple without cutting any bone
Blood Loss High blood loss causing weakness. Negligible blood loss
Recovery Time Takes couple of months at least to resume day to day work Routine like driving can start within couple of weeks after the surgery.
Pain It’s painful as bone gets cut and wound is bigger No bone cut and wound is very small so almost pain free.
Post-surgery Infections Strong possibility as wound is bigger and takes long to heal Near zero possibility due to smaller wound.
Mark on body With a long cut the mark is very evident Small cut mark is almost not noticed

Comparison Between Angioplasty & Small Cut Bypass



MIDCAB – Small Cut Bypass

Life of Solution

Short Term Solution

Invariably things worsen after few years and patient has to first undergo all tests and finally the bypass.

Long Term Solution

A bypass is good for at least 15 years and with a better lifestyle, one may make it a permanent solution.


It postpones the ultimate problem for a certain period.

It is a total treatment and the existing blockages are completely bypassed.

Recovery time

2-3 days

3-4 days

Possibility of reoccurrence

Very common

Very Rare


Good quality stents are extremely costly and cost much more than bypass if the obstructions are more than one.

A bypass has almost the same cost immaterial of no of blockages and provides a total solution to the problem.