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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Gallstones are one of the most common digestive problems in men and women. Almost 15% of the population of India has gallstones. Many times a person with gallstones don’t realize at all unless ultrasound scans are done. These are called silent gallstones, as they project no symptoms. However, most of the time, there are a lot of painful symptoms that are associated with gallstones, particularly as their size increases. Pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting are some of the symptoms of gallstones. The major way of treating gallstones is Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.

However, in this surgery, the essential way of treatment is the removal of the gallbladder. Many people try to avoid having this surgery as they don’t want to remove their gallbladder. They mostly tend to opt for non-surgical treatment. But there is a major side effect to these non-surgical treatments. Gallstones tend to come back again and again, even after treatment. Unless and until the gallbladder is removed, the excess bile will keep forming in the gallbladder and create stones.

Sometimes, the non-surgical treatments do not remove the gallstones properly in one go either. Many of these treatments, like acid pills or shock waves, requires multiple therapy sessions. Now, this might not seem like a problem in the initial stage but later on, they become more complicated as they get bigger.

Another reason for removing your gallbladder is to avoid the possibility of its recurrence. A person can easily live without their gallbladder as the liver can produce enough bile necessary for the body.

If you opt for medication and not surgery, the only way to stop the recurrence of gallstones is life long medication, which is more expensive and might have side effects of their own.

Another side effect of the recurrence of gallstones is gallstone cancer. If these bile stones keep forming again and again and are not treated properly, it can cause chronic inflammation. This may lead to gallbladder cancer at a later stage.

Thus, most doctors recommend laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, as this does not have much long term side effects and can be easily performed. Just like any other laparoscopic surgery, only 3-4 small incisions are made and the gallbladder is removed. Unless and until you have some medical conditions, and the doctor does not recommend surgery, it is best to avoid non- surgical treatments and prefer surgical treatment.

So, if you have gallstones that are causing pain, it is best to undergo laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and lead a healthier life ahead.

Laparoscopic Surgery Varanasi

Laparoscopic surgery is a rather advanced and more complicated process than open surgery. To undergo laparoscopic surgery, you should go to very experienced doctors or look for the best laparoscopic surgery hospital. Even though the recovery period after this surgery is short, there are a lot of things you should be mindful of, after the surgery. We present some if them, as follows.

1. Don’t skip/overuse medication:

You should take the medication as prescribed by the doctor. Don’t skip any antibiotic just because you think you are getting better. This can lead to severe infection sometimes. Ceasing antibiotics rashly significantly builds your danger of creating antibiotics resistance, not only for that medication as well as others in its group. Overusing (or skipping) painkillers is also not a good idea.

2. No exertion, physical activity or heavy lifting:

Until the doctor gives the green signal, it best to stay away from too much exertion for at least few weeks. You might feel that you are physically fit to lift heavy stuff. But sometimes heavy lifting or excessive straining can pull your muscles in the surgical area.

3. Wear loose clothes post surgery:

Doctors recommend that keeping the incision site uncovered while sleeping or covering it with loose fitted clothes during the day helps in two ways. One, it takes time for the wound to dry even after the dressings are removed. Keeping it covered such that air passes easily dries it up quickly. Also, it is convenient to wear loose clothes, because after the surgery that place will be swollen and painful.

4. Eat well and stay hydrated:

Good food is a very important part of life post surgery. Any type of oily, packaged, and processed food should be avoided. Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits every day will help you recover quickly. This also prevents constipation, which is often associated with any kind of laparoscopic surgery. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of fluids will also help in the same.

5. Don’t miss your checkup:

In most laparoscopic surgery, doctors discharge their patients within 2 days. Then the stitches are removed after a week or two. It is important to go for follow up checkups as well.

After your last checkup, try not to jump back into your stressful routine right away. It is okay to take it easy for a while. Maintain your diet and exercise regularly and work wisely.

hernia surgery

Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed by doctors. So if you want to undergo hernia surgery, you can look for the best hospitals in Varanasi. But before the surgery or even before you go to the doctor, you should know about the types of hernia and their symptoms, to help you identify your hernia.

An organ or a tissue, when breaks through a hole in the muscle, forms hernia. It takes some time before it starts bulging or becomes prominent, painful and irritating. Based on the location, there are several types of hernia.

• Inguinal Hernia:

This kind of hernia mainly occurs due to protruding of a part of the intestine through a weak spot of abdominal muscle. It can occur not only in adults but in kids and infants too. It is not particularly dangerous, but if the swelling gets bigger or painful, immediate surgery is the best option.

• Femoral Hernia:

This type of hernia develops mostly in pregnant or obese women. It appears in the upper part of the thigh or groin when the intestine enters the canal carrying the femoral artery. Stomach aches, and vomiting are the prime symptoms of this type of hernia.

• Umbilical Hernia:

The umbilical hernia is often found in newborn babies. In this hernia, some portion of the small intestine pushes out through the stomach from the navel. In infants, it closes up by the time they turn 1 year old. In adults, the cause of umbilical hernia is mostly obesity, pregnancy, chronic cough, chronic constipation, etc.

• Incisional Hernia:

It occurs mostly post abdominal surgery, particularly those who are elderly or overweight, and lead inactive lifestyle. In this type, the intestine pushes vertically along an incision. This can be really painful and operating on a previous spot can be dangerous and only the best hernia surgeons can handle it well. It is best to avoid this type of hernia by staying active after surgery.

• Epigastric Hernia:

An Epigastric hernia happens when fat pushes through a feeble piece of the abdominal wall. It happens amidst the belly between the breastbone and the belly button, or navel. More often these hernias are small and you can have more than one, at a time. These hernias don’t have any symptoms except pain in the upper belly.

• Hiatal Hernia:

A Hiatal hernia is unique in relation to different kinds of hernias since it protrudes from the chest. It happens when part of your stomach lumps up through your stomach and into your chest. You can’t feel a Hiatal hernia or see a lump in the early stages. But it can be felt by repeated acid reflux.

If you have any type of hernia mentioned above, it is best to not delay and look for the best hospital for hernia surgery.

The hernia has become a fairly common problem these days. Today, 1 out of 3 people have the problem of hernia. Most of the time, people tend to ignore hernia unless it becomes a major risk later on, due to complications. It is not wise to ignore a hernia, and the best solution for treatment is surgery. There are two widely popular ways of surgery. One way is open hernia surgery, and the other way is Laparoscopic hernia surgery. There is always some confusion in patients on which surgery to choose. Some doctors recommend open and some recommend a laparoscopic approach. Let’s discuss them both in detail.

The first and foremost thing to know is how are these two kinds of surgery are performed. Both types of surgeries have their own way, advantages, and limitations. A mesh is also used in many cases to repair a hernia and also to avoid the recurrence of the hernia.

As the name suggests, open surgery is done by, opening the abdomen. One big incision across the abdomen is made, through which the doctor put the organs in its original positions and place the mesh to avoid its recurrence. In Laparoscopic surgery, 3-4 small incisions are made through which the surgery is carried out using the help of a machine and mesh is spread, if required.

In Laparoscopic hernia operation, since the incisions are small, the recovery time of a hernia patient is about 2 weeks. Even the pain felt by the patient is far less by this approach than the pain felt by a patient of open hernia surgery. Often the recovery time for open surgery is much more which is about 4-6 weeks (or even more).

Laparoscopic surgery is a much more advanced procedure that has been practiced, on such a large scale only in the last 20-30 years. So it is essential to keep in mind that if you opt for Laparoscopic hernia surgery, find a doctor who has a lot of experiences or who is an expert laparoscopic surgeon.

For some people, general anesthesia can be unbearable which is necessary for laparoscopy. For them, the doctors recommend open surgery using local anesthesia. Many people prefer open surgery due to more cost of laparoscopic surgery. However, as the patient makes faster recovery and needs to spend much less time in hospitals and medicines, often this approach proves to be a smart economic decision.

Whichever approach you wish to choose, finding the best surgeon is most important, especially for Laparoscopic Hernia Operation. At Varanasi Hospital, we offer hernia surgery using both approaches after evaluating the most suitable process.

Laparoscopic Surgery Varanasi

For years Laparoscopic surgery has been gaining major popularity amongst doctors and patients. It is also known as the ‘minimally invasive’ surgery. It is performed by making small incisions in the abdomen with the laparoscope instruments, along with the high definition video camera, which helps to see the inside the abdominal cavity and it’s nearby organs.

Here we gathered some frequently asked questions by patients, along with their factual answers.

1. Is laparoscopic surgery a safe procedure?

Ans: Yes, it is a 100 % safe procedure. Studies and research shows that it has much lesser complications than open surgery. In open surgery, there is a chance of complications after surgery, such as swelling, infection, irritation, bleeding and it takes a long period of time to recover from them all. Laparoscopic surgery can assure a patient, much lesser chances of complications after the operation along with a quick recovery. Choosing the best laparoscopic surgery hospital and expert laparoscopic surgeon is important for patients to minimize the degree of risk.

2. What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Ans: Minimally invasive surgery has a lot of benefits. including negligible scars, lesser pain, shorter hospital stay, less internal scarring or damage, fewer complications after surgery, early mobilization and earlier resumption of daily activities, along with an early recovery.

3. What are the side-effects/complications associated with this surgery?

Ans: After the surgery, you may experience some of the following side-effects:

  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Shoulder pain from the gas
  • Bloating

However, they are kind of rare and can be treated easily with mild medication, if needed.

There are no complications associated with laparoscopic surgery.

5. When shall I consult the doctor after surgery?

Ans: You should stay in touch with your doctor to help him keep a track on your recovery. However, you should seek your doctor immediately, if you develop any of these complications-

  • Fever
  • Redness and bleeding from the incisions.
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain

Hope we helped you with these questions. We have collected more FAQ’s related to laparoscopic surgery. Stay tuned for the next part.

Read Also: How To Prepare Yourself Before Going For A Laparoscopic Surgery

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