Many people, especially those who have never had to deal with chronic pain, know very little about non-invasive or minimally invasive surgical methods. In fact, there is a good deal of misinformation floating around about the terms, particularly in the media and on the Internet, according to Dr. Yusuf Mosuro.

Dr. Mosuro is a renowned specialist in pain management and is always happy to educate his patients, clients and the public at large about the latest non-invasive surgery techniques. He points out the myths and the facts behind a few of the more common misconceptions.

Myth: Non-invasive surgery is rare.

Fact: Non-invasive procedures, Dr. Yusuf Mosuro says, are becoming more common every year. Instead of using a large opening to gain access to the body, doctors employ a tiny incision to perform what was once a major, complicated operation. Quicker recovery, less scarring, and less discomfort are just three of the advantages to minimally invasive surgeries.

Myth: Minute incisions are only done for the insertion of endoscopes (tiny cameras).

Fact: Yes, endoscopes are often part of minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Yusuf Mosuro points out, but surgeons also insert other instruments that allow them to repair problem areas, explore for more trouble, or remove unwanted tissue (for example). The endoscope is very important but is just one of the devices used in minimally invasive treatments.

Myth: Non-invasive surgeries are time-consuming and ineffective for most patients.

Fact: Quite the contrary. While non-invasive procedures often take longer than traditional “major surgery,” the benefits far outnumber the drawbacks. For one thing, there is much less scarring and pain, says Dr. Yusuf Mosuro. An additional benefit of minimally invasive surgery is that patients typically recover much faster. So, while the actual time of the procedure can be a bit longer than standard surgery, there are numerous unique benefits to non-invasive approaches.

Myth: Non-invasive surgery is appropriate in all cases.

Fact: Dr. Yusuf Mosuro highlights the fact that non-invasive surgery is not always the ideal choice, especially when large cancerous tumors are involved, for example. No one approach is always right, so patients are encouraged to speak with their doctors about whether non-invasive surgery is right for them. For more information please visit