What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopy is an advanced surgical technique that allows the surgeon to look into the abdomen via a 5 or 10 mm telescope called a laparoscope. Major abdominal surgery can be performed using laparoscopic techniques, through tiny cuts that are typically 3 to 5 mm in size.
What are the advantages of choosing laparoscopy over open surgery?
In any laparoscopic surgery, there is no large cut and no open wounds. Since the entire surgery is performed through tiny cuts, the patient feels very little pain; the recovery period is shorter; and the cosmetic outcome is excellent.
What is the scope of laparoscopic surgery?
Almost all abdominal surgeries can be conducted using laparoscopic techniques. These include common surgeries such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy and hernia repair as well as more complex ones such as splenectomy, pancreatic and colon surgeries as well as metabolic and bariatric surgeries. Most oncologic surgeries for cancer can also be safely performed with laparoscopic techniques.
Who can undergo laparoscopic surgery?
At the Dr.Muffis Centre, we prefer to perform laparoscopic surgery for abdominal diseases as it has many advantages over open surgery. All laparoscopic surgeries are done under general anesthesia and our team of experts, including surgeons and anesthetists, will evaluate you prior to surgery to ensure your suitability and fitness for these procedures.
What is Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) and what are the advantages of choosing it at Dr. Muffi’s Centre?
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, or SILS is an innovative minimally-invasive technique in which the entire surgery is performed through a single cut that is made at the navel. The scar gets hidden deep inside the navel and there are no visible marks after the procedure, making it a “scarless” surgery. Besides the cosmetic benefits of “scarless” surgery, the other advantages are less pain post surgery and quicker recovery. We were one of the first centers in Asia to offer the option of SILS, and our surgeons have vast experience and expertise in it. Most surgeries can be performed by this technique, and you can discuss this option with our surgeons during consultation