Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery as it is also referred to, has become very popular around the world in the past two decades. Today millions of general surgical procedures are performed utilizing minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive surgery replaces large open incisions with a series of small tube like devices known as trocars (typically 3 to 5 per procedure); a video camera and small surgical instruments are inserted through the trocars to perform surgical procedures. A good example of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery is gallbladder surgery. Most patients are able to return to work and most activities within four to seven days. In contrast, gallbladder surgery performed through open incisions involved four to seven day hospitalization.
Today, surgeons perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, exploratory laparoscopy, colon resections, and more advanced procedures such as Splenectomy, Fundoplication and Sleeve Gastrectomy for weight loss in morbidly obese patients.
The patient benefits of minimally invasive surgery are dramatic in comparison to traditional open surgery. Benefits such as less pain, reduced scarring, lower risks of infection, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, quicker return to work, and post operative incisional hernias, patients have begun to demand the least invasive approaches.
A new minimally invasive surgical option that is available is single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This procedure replaces the three to four incisions required by standard laparoscopic surgeries with just one incision in the belly button. The benefits to patients include the potential elimination of visible scars and the pain associated with multiple points of entry.
Sunrise Hospital have trained doctors in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and he has performed thousands of minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgery is performed both on an inpatient (stay in the hospital) and outpatient (go home the same day) basis.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Following are some of the types of minimally invasive surgery performed at Sunrise Hospital.
- Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
- Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
- Laparoscopic appendectomy
- Laparoscopic Lysis of adhesions
- Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
- Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair
- Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
- Laparoscopic femoral hernia repair
- Laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia
- Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for achalasia
- Laparoscopic colostomy
- Laparoscopic exploratory surgery ,Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy
- Laparoscopic Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy tube placement
- Laparoscopic Liver biopsy
- Laparoscopic Small bowel resection
- Laparoscopic Treatment of small bowel obstruction
- Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
- Laparoscopic lymph node biopsy
- Laparoscopic procedure for liver cysts
- Laparoscopic procedure for selected stomach tumors
- Laparoscopic splenectomy
- Laparoscopic treatment for large bowel tumors
- Laparoscopic treatment for small bowel tumors
- Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer
- Laparoscopic surgery for complications of Crohn’s disease
- Laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis
- Laparoscopic surgery for Hereditary Polyps e.g., Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Laparoscopic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
- Laparoscopic surgery for large polyps that cannot be removed by colonoscopy
- Laparoscopic surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
- Stapler Haemmorhoidectomy.
- Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY)