Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive methods of surgery, involves diagnostic tests and operations on the abdominal cavity, chest and pelvic organs through small incisions.
How is laparoscopy done
In the operartion area there are made punctures of no more than 0.5-1.5 cm. Through them the laparoscope - a medical device is led into the body. The laparoscope is namely a telescopic tube, with a lens system and an optical cable with a light diode at the end. This device is connected to the camera, and whole procedure is broadcasted in high-definition and quality to the screen of the operating room. Optics allows both to see a injuried organ in a magnified view up to 40 times, and also to examine it in different views. Access to the diseased organ is obtained by injecting carbon dioxide around the operative area, so it straightens adjacent tissues and allows carefully to examine them. The duration of laparoscopic surgery is about 45-50 minutes and always executed with general anesthesia.
In some cases (for example, an appendectomy or a cholecystectomy), it is neccessary to perform two laparoscopic surgeries - one for diagnostic and the another is for treatment purpose.
The benefits of laparoscopy
- hospital stay is reduced to 1 week
- almost absence of discomfort after the intervention
- quick healing of puncture sites
- very small scars on the body
- minimal risk of complications
- In compare to the traditional open surgery, there is some difficults for a surgeon to perceive the depth and evaluate the strength applied to the organ and the tissues due to the lack of tactile sensations during laparoscopy
- there is some risks of damage to blood vessels and intestinal walls during punctures
Laparoscopic surgeries of Manufactura Clinic:
- Hernia removal: hernioplasty of postoperative hernia, inguinal and umbilical hernia
- Vertical gastrectomy
- Surgeries on the bile ducts and pancreas
- Fenestration of liver cysts
- Dissection, debridement, and drainage of abdominal abscesses
- Bowel surgery
- Operative treatment in urology
- Cardiac achalasia treatment
- Nissen fundoplication
- Contact Laser Lithotripsy
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