[29 Jan 2014] Tehran hosts intl minimally invasive surgeries congress - English

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Discussing the latest techniques of minimally invasive surgery; Tehran has hosted the 11th International Congress on Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Techniques and the first obesity surgery; Aside from Iranian specialists, surgeons from 14 countries have also taken part in the three-day event to exchange views on the latest techniques in this delicate type of surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more common in hospitals. These procedures are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery and less discomfort than with conventional surgery all with the same benefits. Obesity by itself is a big threat to modern societies, but this very danger can be removed through minimally invasive surgery. According to official reports obesity has nearly doubled worldwide since 1980. Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. Although there are modern methods to cure obesity like minimally invasive surgeries, doctors advise people to have healthy diet and do daily exercises in order to stay away from such non-communicable diseases.

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