Monday, 24 April 2017

Surgery Now Simplified - Laparoscopic Surgery

Surgery has been viewed with eyes of fear since long. With latest technologies gracing the medical field and the advent of minimally invasive surgical procedures, this fear has slowly receded. Laparoscopic surgery, also called key hole surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which helps in carrying out surgical procedure through small incisions.
Laparoscopic surgeries were earlier used in the field of gynaecological surgeries. However, over the last ten years, it has penetrated various fields of surgeries for hernia repair, gall bladder removal, appendectomy and more. Newer updates in the form of advanced laparoscopic surgeries and robotic surgeries have contributed considerably to widening its scope.

Laparoscopic Surgery Procedure
Unlike conventional surgery, where incisions are big, laparoscopic surgery is done by making incisions in sizes ranging from 0.5cm to 1 cm. Each of these incisions are known as port. In the case of abdominal surgery, the area where the surgery is being conducted is inflated by filling them with carbon dioxide. This helps in providing the surgeon with a working space.
The laparoscope, a long tube attached with a high-resolution camera and associated instruments are then inserted through these ports. The camera transmits the images of the internal organs to the monitor in the surgery room. This provides the surgeon with a clear view of the internal cavity. The surgeon can then perform procedure same as in the case of open surgery, but with a small incision.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
The conventional method of open surgery has a probability for complications like haemorrhaging, scarring, damage to nearby organs and so on which are successfully addressed in laparoscopic surgery. The numerous benefits of laparoscopic surgeries which has helped in increasing its popularity include: -
  • Considerably less pain after surgery than in conventional methods.
  • Less post-surgery discomfort owing to smaller incisions
  • Relatively lesser recovery time
  • Shortened hospitalisation period
  • Smaller scar marks.
  • Can get back to regular life quickly.
  • Lesser internal scarring than open surgery.

Hernia Management Centre is a leading centre based in Chennai, specialised with all types of hernia repair with treatments like laparoscopic surgeries and more.

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