Within the scope of General Surgery, where Minimally Invasive Surgery is increasingly being performed to improve the care and treatment of patients, Laparoscopy is one of the most commonly adopted surgical procedure in hospitals worldwide.
In Laparoscopy, surgical instruments and a camera are inserted into the body through a single or a number of miniature incisions. Here, examinations of the abdominal and pelvic organs are carried out using the laparoscope, a tube with a miniature camera and a monitor connected to it. The procedure has been extensively applied in many areas, not limited to the removal of the appendix and gallbladder, but also colon and stomach cancers; to name a few. Laparoscopy has shortened hospital stay as the procedure minimises trauma to the body, reduces pain and recovery time.
TYPES OF M.I.S IN GENERAL SURGERY
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
– The efficient gall bladder removal approach
A Laparoscopic procedure adopts the Minimially Invasive surgical technique which improves patients’ post-surgical experience. The most commonly performed surgery using this approach is the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, a procedure to remove the gall bladder.
Miniature tools such as the graspers are inserted into the abdomen whilst the patient is under general anesthesia. Surgeons make an internal examination by looking at the video monitor projecting the image taken by the laparascope and directing instruments towards the appropriate area.
The main advantage of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy is that incisions can be as tiny as 1 cm which may be adequate to take the gall bladder out. This less invasive procedure speeds up recovery and shortens hospital stay.
- Laparoscopic Appendectomy
– Cutting edge Appendix removal
The treatment for Appendicitis or the inflammation of the appendix is surgery. Today, the surgical procedure for the removal of the appendix which is considered highly efficient is Laparoscopic Appendectomy.
With its Minimally Invasive technique, Laparoscopic Appendectomy is preferred to the conventional open Appendectomy for its technological superiority. A key element here is the insertion of small instruments into the abdomen, which only require keyhole incisions. The result is reduced post-operative pain and wound infection and shortened hospital stay.
This cutting edge surgical procedure is facilitated with the use of the laparoscope, a narrow tube camera that captures the internal image of the abdomen which is gas-inflated for better identification of and access to the appendix.
- Laparoscopic Hernia
– Advanced Hernia surgery lessens trauma
In treating hernia, the Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Hernia surgery is chosen for the number of benefits it offers patients over open surgery. These include the comparatively low post-operative trauma and rapid recovery which this advanced surgical technology can offer patients.
Most people who undergo a laparoscopic hernia repair can return to normal light activities in a very short time compared to those under conventional surgery. The tiny incisions made just below the navel to allow the laparoscope and other small instruments to pass through improves surgery experience. And, if hernia is on both sides of your abdomen, this can be addressed in just one laparoscopic procedure.
Thanks to its small incisions, Laparoscopy reduces post-surgical pain and minimises abdominal scarring.
Minimally invasive surgery is becoming increasingly common in hospitals worldwide. While MIS procedures are on the rise, they require a specific skill set that can take years to master. We have a team of highly trained specialists who are dedicated to helping improve patient outcomes through MIS. If you are in need of surgery, visit here to speak to our General Surgeons on your surgery options.