Laparoscopic or key-hole surgery involves operating through very small incisions over the abdomen, the sizes of which range from 5 mm to 12mm.
Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized the approach to many abdominal surgeries, making lives of patients much better.
Laparoscopic also known a minimally invasive surgery is utilized in various abdominal diseases involving many surgical specialities like General Surgery, Gastro-Intestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Urology, Gynecology.
The procedure involves creating a working space inside the abdominal cavity, which is known as pneumo peritoneum. The gas used for creation of this space is carbon dioxide because of its safe properties. The gas filled cavity enables surgeons to operate comfortably in a closed space filled with intestines and other organs.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery ( Less Pain, Early Recovery, Early Discharge)
In view of the minimally invasive nature of the approach, laparoscopic surgery utilizes very small incisions and hence the amount of pain, the patient experiences is significantly less when compared to open surgery.
The amount of inflammatory response the body mounts is also very minimall, which helps in early recovery of the patient, early resumption of diet, which aids in early discharge of the patient, there by reducing the expenses conserving hospital resources.
Most commonly done laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries are
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (For Stones in the Gall Bladder)
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures include
Laparoscopic Cancer Surgery (For Cancers of the Gastro-Intestinal system like Stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon-rectal cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer)
Laparoscopic Fundoplication for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
Laparoscopic Heller’s Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia Cardia
Dr Muralidhar is one of the few surgeons in this part of the country who is specialized in performing advanced laparoscopic surgeries, delivering good outcomes.