Laparoscopic Surgery - What is it?
Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is a specialized technique for performing surgery. In the past, this technique was commonly used for gynecologic surgery and for gall bladder surgery. Over the last 10 years the use of this technique has expanded into intestinal surgery. In traditional “open” surgery the surgeon uses a single incision to enter into the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery uses several 0.5-1cm incisions. Each incision is called a “port.” At each port a tubular instrument known as a trochar is inserted. Specialized instruments and a special camera known as a laparoscope are passed through the trochars during the procedure . The laparoscope transmits images from the abdominal cavity to high-resolution video monitors in the operating room. During the operation the surgeon watches detailed images of the abdomen on the monitor. This system allows the surgeon to perform the same operations as traditional surgery but with smaller incisions.
WHAT KINDS OF OPERATIONS CAN BE PERFORMED USING LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY?
Most intestinal surgeries can be performed using the laparoscopic technique. These include surgery for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, cancer, rectal prolapse and severe constipation.
What is laser surgery?
Laser surgery is a type of surgery that uses a laser (in contrast to using a scalpel) to cut tissue.
Laser surgery is commonly used on the eye. Techniques used include LASIK, which is used to correct near and far-sightedness in vision, and photorefractive keratectomy, a procedure which permanently reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser to remove a small amount of the human tissue.
What types of surgeries use lasers?
There are many indications for the use of lasers in surgery. The following are some of the more common indications:
To shrink or destroy tumors
To help prevent blood loss by sealing small blood vessels
Refractive eye surgery
To treat some skin conditions, including to remove warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, acne, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
HEPATO BILIO PANCRETIC SURGERY
UPPER GASTRO-INTESTINAL SURGERY
INTESTINAL AND COLONIC SURGERY
EYE LASER SURGERY
COSMOTIC SCAR,TATTOO,WRINKLE REMOVAL
CATARACT OR TUMOR REMOVAL