Videoscope assisted minimally invasive surgery (VMIS): 36-month results

Stephen K. Harrel, Martha E. Nunn, Celeste M. Abraham, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo, Jay D. Shulman, John C. Tunnell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Background: Clinical outcomes from videoscope assisted minimally invasive surgery (VMIS) at 36 to 58 months are reported. Methods: Fourteen patients having sites with residual probing depth (PD) of at least 5 mm and 2 mm loss of clinical attachment level (CAL) after initial non-surgical therapy were treated with VMIS. Results: At 36 months or greater post-surgery there was a statistically significant improvement (P <0.001) in mean PD and CAL (PD: 3.80 ± 1.18 mm, CAL: 4.16 ± 1.18 mm) in all surgical sites compared with baseline. There was a mean improvement in soft tissue height (0.36 ± 0.64 mm, P = 0.03). In most cases, patients reported no postoperative discomfort. Conclusions: Improvements from VMIS appear to be favorable when compared with previously reported results of periodontal regenerative surgery. All improvements were stable over time. The lack of post-surgical recession after VMIS has not been reported with traditional regenerative surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-535
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of periodontology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics


Dive into the research topics of 'Videoscope assisted minimally invasive surgery (VMIS): 36-month results'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this