Take up surgery with a smile

Imagine a doctor says - " you have to undergo surgery", things which strike your mind are pain, ugly scars and the question ` when can I return to work ?' No more worries. We are in the era of laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery).

Laparoscopy is a mode of surgery, which is performed through small holes created in the abdominal wall with the help of a small camera. Picture images of your abdominal organs can be viewed on a TV screen. It is virtually painless and cosmetic (skin marks 1 cms or lesser). Your hospital stay is very much reduced so that you can walk home early.

First Laparoscopy cholecystectomy was successfully done by Prof.Mouret in France in 1987, after which it had gained acceptance and popularity all over the world. Common surgeries like appendicectomy, cholecystectomy (for Gall bladder stones) mesh repair for hernia, adhesiolysis, sterlization for women, removal of tubo ovarian masses and cysts, Hysterectomy (uterus removal) can be safely done.

Laparoscopy is very useful for young females to prevent chances of infertility due to post operative adhesions in future. It is very safe for pregnant women who require emergency abdominal surgery and safe for the growing foetus too.

It is used as a diagnostic tool for evaluation of infertility in women. People suffering from chronic abdominal pain of unknown reason are ideal candidates for diagnostic laparoscopy. Coexisting surgical problems can also be treated in the same sitting with out the need for additional incisions.

Recently due to improved techniques and advanced instrumentations, any abdominal surgery can be done safely using laparoscopy, the only exception being caesarean section. Latest advancement in laparoscopic surgery is tele robotic surgery, in which a surgeon can operate thousands of kilometers away from a patient using a robotic system.

So say `bye' to open sugery

and `hi' to laparoscopy

Dr.N.Anburaj Nesan, M.S., Dip.in lap.,

Consultant Lap Surgeon,

Apollo KH Hospital.

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