Laparoscopy & General Surgery

[Headed By: Dr. Manoj Gupta]

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. It is used to detect and treat many health problems. Over the past 20 years, laparoscopy has become fairly common. It often can be performed as an out-patient procedure. Most patients recover from laparoscopic surgery within days.
 
Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery without making a large incision (cut). A thin, lighted tube–known as the laparoscope–is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. The laparoscope is a small camera that allows your doctor to see the pelvic organs. If a problem needs to be fixed, other instruments are used. These instruments are inserted either through the laparoscope or through other small cuts in your abdomen.
 
There are many uses for laparoscopy. One common use is to find the cause of a health problem, such as chronic pelvic pain (pain that lasts for more than 6 months).

LAPAROSCOPY IS USED FOR SOME PROCEDURES AND TO TREAT SOME CONDITIONS LIKE:

  • Endometriosis Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Sterilization
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Pelvic problems
Laparoscopy has many benefits. There is less pain after laparoscopic surgery than with open abdominal surgery, which involves larger incisions, longer hospital stays, and a longer recovery. The risk of infection also is lower. You will be able to recover from laparoscopic surgery faster than from open abdominal surgery. It can be done as outpatient surgery, so you usually will not have to spend the night in the hospital. The smaller incisions that are used allow you to heal faster and have smaller scars.
 

General Surgery

General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists). Our specialties also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, and hernias. Many sub-specialties are part of the General Surgical:
 

GENERAL SURGEONS ARE SPECIALISTS IN:

  • Obesity
  • Trauma surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Plastic surgery etc.