What is Endoscopic Surgery?
Endoscopic surgery, or endoscopy, is a relatively new and less invasive plastic surgery technique. Surgeons can operate with a lower number of incisions and, in many cases, patients need less time to recover compared to normal surgery.
Who is a good candidate for Endoscopic Surgery?
Candidates must be in good health, have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions, and must have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery. Talk to your surgeon about your goals and expectations for this procedure.
Consult with your USF Health plastic surgeon about your desired procedure and any endoscopic options.
How is this procedure performed?
The endoscope, a long probe fitted with a small camera and bright light, is inserted through a small incision made by your surgeon. Your surgeon will move the endoscope through the surgical area and insert additional surgical instruments needed to complete the procedure through different small incisions to perform the operation.