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Laparoscopic Surgery

Whenever we hear the word “surgery”, we get frightened. Anyone would be, because who wants themselves to be cut open and have an everlasting ugly scar in their bodies. Thankfully, we have laparoscopic surgery as an alternative for traditional open surgery. But some people still wonder if it is a safe and beneficial option. So, today, we will explain the same in details.

In laparoscopic surgery or “keyhole surgery”, the laparoscopic surgeon make small incisions on a patient’s abdomen to insert an instrument called “laparoscopy” to diagnose and operate the damaged organ. The “laparoscope” is a tiny device with an attached camera and light at one end which send images of the patient’s abdomen to the high-quality video monitors placed inside the surgery room for the doctors to make them operate the patient with more accurate images.

It is called “minimally invasive surgery” because it only requires few cuts in the body unlike open surgeries, where the surgeon makes near about twelve-inch long incision for treating the same organ. Keyhole surgery is very convenient and safe as it causes less scars and very little blood loss as the cuts are very few and small. Even the risk of infections is low compared to open surgery. Hence, the patient recovers very quickly and has to stay only for a few days in the hospital. The scars heal quickly and the patient can return to his or her normal life hopefully in a matter of weeks.

Laparoscopy is used to diagnose and treat numerous health conditions related to gastroenterology (concerned with digestive system), gynaecology (female reproductive system), urology (deals with the urinary system). Laparoscopic procedures is used to treat appendicitis, gallstones, hernia, stomach ulcers, ovarian cysts, tumors and infections, endometriosis, infertility and removing fibroids.

During the surgery, the patient is kept under general anesthesia. The laparoscopic surgeon then fills the patient’s abdomen with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to get more vivid images of the inside of the patient’s body and to create some working space for the procedure. Few incisions are made through which the doctor inserts the laparoscope and views the pictures on a computer screen and carries out the operation. After the surgery, the surgeon releases the carbon dioxide from the patient’s stomach and stitch the incisions and bandages them. It is normal for the patient to feel drowsy post-surgery, but it gets better in no time.

Some precautions are to be followed post-surgery to ensure much faster recovery. These include, avoid smoking, keeping the stitches covered from the sun, avoiding overexertion due to heavy lifting etc. Also the patients must eat plenty of healthy foods and fluids and take rest as much as possible. Following up with the doctor for further recovery is important too.

Thus, laparoscopic surgery is safer than outdated open surgeries as the former causes less pain and fewer scars and contains almost no risks. Keyhole-surgery is a cost-efficient option as well, as it requires shorter hospital stays and also promises fewer complications with a speedy recovery. Varanasi Hospital offers laparoscopic surgery for a wide range of illnesses.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is substituting the open surgery technique in all around the world, and the picture is very similar in Varanasi as well. For a diverse range of problems, including gall bladder stones, kidney and ureteric stones, various kinds of hernia, surgery of ovary and uterus and also for obesity, the minimally invasive surgical procedure is recommended over the open surgery technique. Laparoscopic surgery can also be carried out for problems related to stomach, liver, pancreas, rectum, and common bile duct.

So, let’s understand how the minimally invasive surgery is carried out, in details.

A few tiny incisions of 5-6 mm are made in the patient’s body during laparoscopic or keyhole surgery. The incisions are used to insert cameras and other instruments inside the cavity of the body, to carry out the procedure. The operation is executed with the help of the tools that offers visuals and movement inside the body. Once the surgery is complete, the instruments are carried out and incisions are closed using stitches.

As we avoid making large incisions through laparoscopic surgery, this procedure is practically scarless, bloodless and painless.

Why Laparoscopic Surgery Is A Better Option Than Open Surgery?

We take pride in choosing a safe and effective surgical procedure since ensuring the utmost care of the patients is our priority. We recommend the best suitable surgery, i.e. laparoscopic surgery, even though we also offer open surgery. We prefer minimally invasive surgery because of its minimally invasive nature, high success rate and which is also painless and scarless.

The keyhole surgery is performed by the doctors of Varanasi Hospital in various medical specialty. routinely. Our doctors have a success rate of 100%, being equipped with all the essential and advanced equipment required for surgery. A patient is discharged within 2-3 days after he/she has undergone laparoscopic/keyhole surgery in Varanasi hospital, (however, it also depends on the other factors such their age, individual case, and complications, if any). The person is able to recover quickly and participate in regular-life activities within a few weeks. The patients’ health is monitored and proper medication is ensured for prompt recovery upon the surgery.

This is why we are considered as one of the most advanced and safest centers for laparoscopic surgery in North India.

General Surgery

The word ‘surgery’ can give you goosebumps single-handedly. The diseases are increasing in number with time and the treatment methods adopted are endless. A surgery becomes an option when a particular disease cannot be treated with medication and other nonsurgical methods. In the past, general surgery was the only way of the treatment where a big incision is made to perform the operation. This traditional open method of a surgery requires the patient to stay in the hospital for a longer period of time, a number of scars are left on the body and it takes time to heal.

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