General and Laparoscopic Surgery

What is General Surgery?

General Surgery is a medical discipline that requires vast knowledge and know how of management of patient with broad spectrum of diseases.Which may require non-operative, elective, or emergency surgical procedures.

Despite the term "general" surgeons that practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons that typically operate on common abdominal complaints including appendicitis,hernias,gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.

A general surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications arising from the treatment or from the disease process.

What are the methods included in General Surgery?

Open Surgery:

Open surgery is the traditional types of surgery which means the cutting of skin and tissues with the large incision [ 3-4 inches to very large] so that the surgeon has a full view of the structures or organs involved. Many treatments under open surgery are the removal of the organs such as the gallbladder or kidneys.

Nowadays Open Surgery are less commonly employed by the hospitals and by the surgeons, after the advent of minimally invasive surgery .But it does not mean open surgery is obsolete, in some cases this types of surgery is must like in the situation where surgical repair simply cannot be made effectively using minimally invasive techniques.

Some types of surgeries which are done in emergency situations like perforations, intestinal gangrene , strangulation of hernia [Read here : Is strangulated hernia a serious condition? ] etc. require proper view and adequate manoeuvrability, other surgeries require access to larger areas in order to insert materials such as in the case of an aortic aneurysm repair when a patient's anatomy does not allow a stent to be place through minimally invasive techniques.

Minimally Invasive Surgery [MIS]

Minimally invasive surgery is the latest technique which does not require a large incisions or cuts. Compare to open surgery this is relatively new approach allows the patient to recover fast, less pain and with No/Minimal Scar.

Not all diseases & conditions are suitable for minimally invasive surgery.

Many surgical techniques now fall under the preview of minimally invasive surgery. Such as

Laparoscopy : Laparoscopy is often used during surgery to look inside the body and avoid making large incisions.

Endoscopy. A small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end (endoscope) to examine the inside of the hollow organs of the digestive tract. Tissue samples from inside the digestive tract may also be taken for exam and testing.

Endoscopy may include gastroscopy, esophagoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy. As per the needs of patients, this new medical technology has gone through many improvisations.

Some of the other endoscopic procedures include;

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy

Others Surgical Procedures which fall under the preview of minimally invasive surgery are.

  • Arthroscopy.
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Electrosurgery

At Mirascare Our Specialist Includes General and laparoscopic Surgeons, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon & Urologist perform different surgical procedures via minimally invasive techniques.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is the latest minimally invasive surgical technique to treat disease and conditions. In this technique specialist surgeon makes a small cut/or incision in the wall of the abdomen and a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube) is inserted into one of the incisions.

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

  • Laparoscopy provides the surgeon with an internal view of the patient’s affected organ
  • The whole procedure of laparoscopic surgery can be put in following simple steps.
  • First of all, a small incision is made in the patient’s body to make way for inserting the laparoscope.

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Laparoscopy doesn’t take longer time like open surgery. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure; that means you can go home the same day or Next day. It is performed in a good surgical centre.

After the Surgery

After the surgery you will be under observation of a surgeon/or treating doctor for several hours to monitor heart rate and breathing closely. You may also be checked for the anaesthesia reaction or the bleeding. Your release time may depend on:

  • Body reaction to the surgery
  • anaesthesia type
  • your overall physical condition

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

  • Fast Pain relief
  • Fast Recovery
  • Short hospital stay
  • Getting rid of the lump [if present]

Laparoscopic surgery has a longer learning curve than open surgery not all surgeons are well versed with laparoscopic techniques. So it’s imperative to find surgeons who are good at this revolutionary technique

At Mirascare Multispeciality Clinic we treat different types of diseases with the help of laparoscopy by our most experienced and specialised laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi NCR India

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