FAQs About Laparoscopic Surgery
In India, surgery is feared a bit too much. Most patients see surgery as a major step towards treating their health concerns and conditions. Well, all surgeries are not hours long or leave patients in extreme pain. One such is Laparoscopic Surgery. Unawareness of this surgery often puts patients in a dilemma whether they should go ahead with it or choose a traditional surgery method that is more painful but has been practised for decades.
Well, Laparoscopic surgery was first used in the 1990s in India and has been growing in use over time. It is now used for many different types of surgery, including cancer, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendix removal, and more. Galaxy Care Hospital is the pioneer of laparoscopic surgery in India. Our patients often ask questions before they commit to undergoing this procedure. So, let’s check out the common FAQs on Laparoscopic Surgery.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. It is also known as keyhole surgery. In this, small incisions are made in the body, and a thin tube with a lens at its end (known as a laparoscope) is inserted. It allows the surgeon to see the abdomen organs on a video screen. It is used for diagnosis of the health condition and can be followed by minor surgery to fix it. With these special instruments, the surgeon does not have to make large cuts in your body or reach deep inside. It can be used to diagnose Gallstones, Hernia, Appendicitis, Ovarian cysts, etc.
What are the benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery?
Surgical treatment is often the last resort for many diseases. Not only does laparoscopic surgery improve the efficacy of treatment, but it also minimises patient discomfort. This procedure has several benefits over traditional open surgery, such as:
- It is less risky
- The patient can go home soon after the procedure.
- The recovery time is much shorter than traditional open surgery.
- Smaller incisions mean less pain, less blood loss, and quicker healing.
- Less scarring and a faster healing time for patients.
- It also gives the surgeon better access to organs.
- It minimizes any damage to other organs or tissues.
Is Laparoscopic Surgery suitable for all patients?
Laparoscopic surgery can be done on patients of any age without any restrictions on weight or height. However, it is important to note that not all patients are fit for laparoscopic surgery. There are some factors that need to be considered before undergoing this procedure such as:
- The type of diagnosis.
- The presence of other medical conditions. For instance, it is not suitable for patients with cardiac diseases, COPD.
- Whether they have had previous open abdominal surgeries.
What to expect just after the Laparoscopic Surgery?
After the surgery, the patient might feel tired and sore for a few days. They will also need to take pain medication as prescribed by the doctor. The patient usually recovers from this procedure within 3-5 days. Some people might experience pain or discomfort for up to 2 weeks after the surgery. Please remain patient as the recovery time and success rate depends a lot on the severity of the problem.
What are the different types of Laparoscopic Surgery?
There are several types of Laparoscopic Surgery, each with a specific purpose. Examples of Laparoscopic surgeries include Cancer Surgeries, Bariatric Surgeries, GI Surgeries, Gallbladder Surgeries, Gynaecological surgeries and more.
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We hope these FAQs have solved a lot of your doubts. Galaxy Care Hospital, one of the best cancer hospitals in Pune, undertakes laparoscopic treatments at the hospital. We offer surgical procedures on various medical issues. Our Medical Director ‘Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar’ is the pioneer of Laparoscopic Surgery in India. Our laparoscopic surgeons in Pune have years of experience in this field and are able to assist their patients in medically completing each course of action satisfactorily. This is the reason why people from all over come here for better health care. You can also start your treatment with us. Book your appointment today by contacting us at 020-67429800 / 2 / 3 or visit our website for more details.