Laparoscopy – Gastroenterology at Phoenix Hospital Bangalore
One of the wonders of medical science is ability to get the treatment for the abdominal disorder without undergoing surgery. Many patients get anxious/ distressed with the thought of surgery, hospital stay, pain and wound healing, loss of independence in doing own’s daily activity, food restriction etc. But laparoscopy surgery has made it a talk of past. Before knowing about the benefits of laparoscopy, let’s check about it.
Laparoscopy is an invasive procedure also known as minimal invasive surgery; it is performed either to check the real time situation inside the abdomen or obtain biopsy for diagnosis or to treat the abdominal condition by excising or sewing through it. Laparoscopy is recommended for diagnostic purpose only when the CT OR MRI images could not provide clear understanding or confirmation of the disease cause. An instrument named Laparoscope which is a thin and long tube having a high-intensity light and camera of high resolution at the rear end; is inserted inside the abdomen through a small incision in the abdominal wall measuring 0.5 – 1.0 cms.
Benefits of Laparoscopy -Diagnosis:
Real-time understanding of the disease and criticality (Mass/tumor/fluid in abdomen/liver disease)
Effectiveness of certain treatment (cancer treatment)
Benefits of Laparoscopy -Surgery:
Smaller incision, smaller scar
Gastroenterology and Laparoscopy:
Laparoscopic surgery is recommended for treating abdominal or intestinal conditions like – severe constipation, ulcerative colitis, Colon polyps, rectal prolapse, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, cancer, bowel incontinence, removal of diseased colon, rectum, appendix, large intestine, small intestine, gall bladder; and in case of prolapse it stitches the organ back in proper position.