What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopy is a type of surgery that uses small cuts to perform key operations. The process gets its name from the laparoscope, a slender tool that has a micro video camera with a light on the end. Unlike earlier times, when surgeons made a 6-to-12 inches long cut to get enough room to see what they were doing and reach whatever they had to work on, laparoscopy surgery usually makes a half-inch long cut (that’s why it’s also called keyhole surgery) and insert a tube through each opening, and the camera and surgical instruments go through those. Then the surgeon does the operation.
Laparoscopic surgery is also referred to as “minimally invasive” surgery. Today, Laparoscopic surgery is used for gallbladder surgery, hernia, and gynaecology operations as well as to operate intestine, liver, and other organs.
In this blog, India’s leading laparoscopic surgeon, Dr Amita Jain shares the key advantages of Laparoscopy Surgery. Dr Amita Jain shares that from a patient’s point of view, laparoscopic surgery has the advantages of avoiding large open wounds or incisions and thus of decreasing blood loss, pain and discomfort. Patients have fewer unwanted effects from analgesia because less analgesia is required
- The fine instruments are less apt to cause tissue trauma and blood loss.
- The rate of postoperative complications is generally lower, especially those related to the wound such as dehiscence, infection, cellulitis and incisional hernia.
- Performance of the operation within the body cavity avoids the cooling, drying, excessive handling and retraction of internal organs associated with conventional ‘open’ techniques—possibly reducing postoperative peritoneal adhesions with their hazard of later bowel obstruction.
- These benefits help to decrease the recovery period, thus lessening the risks of bone loss, muscle atrophy and urinary retention associated with lengthy bed rest and inactivity.
- Other benefits of early mobilization are lower rates of chest infection and deep vein thrombosis.
- Finally, patients prefer small scars to large ones, and laparoscopic surgery is likely to generate less postoperative anxiety related to self-image.
Dr Amita Jain is a surgeon with the highest degree of professional competence, precision and surgical craftsmanship. Performed all complicated general surgery procedures with in-depth knowledge of invasive and few minimal invasive and onco surgical techniques. Underwent special training in trauma, executed various trauma-related complex life-saving neurosurgical procedures, reconstructed injured mangled limbs and performed vascular and reconstructive procedures with critical care.
Dr Amita Jain holds 27 plus years of rich experience in Trauma and General Laparoscopic Surgeries (including Gallbladder stone removal, appendix removal, hernia repair surgery, piles and fissure surgeries). She was a Professor Surgery of at Army College of Medical Sciences and Base Hospital Delhi Cantt. In 1994 she was commissioned as Surgeon under the United Nations Mission in Congo. Currently, she is the General and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Bansal Hospital, New Delhi. To know more please visit – https://dramitajain.com or https://dramitajain.com/Laparoscopy.html