Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA)™ for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Written By: Barry L. Friedberg, MD
Date Published: Sun, 2004-02-01

As facility managers and anesthesia providers move beyond the rhetoric and search for real answers to eliminating post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and pain, growing numbers have moved to a minimally invasive anesthetic (MIA)™ approach for minimally invasive procedures. Rather than using benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, inhalational agents and opioids, an MIA™ approach takes advantage of the surgeon’s use of local anesthesia for the analgesia portion of the hypnosis + analgesia = anesthesia equation.