What Is laparoscopy? |
Laparoscopic surgery is commonly known as minimally invasive surgery, keyhole surgery or bandaid surgery. These procedures can be performed using small incisions of around 0.5 to 1.5 cm which are made a little distant from the surgical sites for easier view. Laparoscopy is a diagnostic procedure where the surgeon uses a thin device with a light and camera to visualize the disease better. Small, thin surgical instruments can then be passed through the incision and threaded through to the operational site. The process got its name from the Laparoscope which is a slender tool. Earlier when surgeons used to perform they would have to make larger incisions for surgery. With new tools, it is easier to perform surgery which is lesser painful because of smaller incisions.
Common reasons for a laparoscopic method:
• It includes diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, inflammatory disease or infertility issues in gynecology cases.
• During surgery for removing fibroids, ovarian cysts, lymph nodes also during an ectopic pregnancy.
• It also is undertaken during the surgery of disorders including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses and certain forms of cancer.
• It also helps in the evaluation of certain cancers of uterus, ovary, and cervix etc.
Benefits of a Laparoscopic method:
• The risk of bleeding during surgery is reduced drastically because the incision is smaller. Also reduces the need for any type of blood transfusion.
• With longer incisions, there are risks of pain and bleeding which leads to the requirement of long term pain relief to heal the stitch lines. With laparoscopic surgery healing process is a lot easier and less messy.
• Smaller incisions lead to really small scars after the surgery is over. In the case of larger surgical wounds, the scars can get easily infected and vulnerable to herniation.
• As the surgery is happening with larger openings the internal organs are prone to outside infection. Laparoscopic surgery reduces the risk of post-operative infections.
• After the surgery patients love to leave hospitals quicker. This is quite the case with laparoscopic surgery where patients even take same day discharge very easily.
Non Robotic methods are new innovation in the industry.
Some of the features include:
1. The Stabilized image on the television screen
2. Faster repositioning and shorter fixation time
3. The devices are lightweight and can withstand a force of 20 N from any angle
4. It is easier for surgeons to concentrate with lesser interference of outer tools
5. Robust, versatile and easy to operate
Dr. Sunil Eshwar is Bangalore to more respected Fertility and Laparoscopic Surgeon in Bangalore. Visit to Hospital to know more about Laparoscopic Surgery if you are in need.
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