Friday, 19 December 2014

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery and keyhole surgery. It is a specialized surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions or ports usually 0.5–1.5 cm. A large single incision is carried out in traditional open surgery procedures. Keyhole surgery uses images displayed on TV monitors for magnification of the surgical elements.

Laparoscopic surgery can also be used for operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities. Keyhole surgeries performed on the thoracic or chest cavity are called thoracoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgeries are popularly performed for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal prolapse, cancer, diverticulitis and chronic constipation.

Laparoscopic surgery can be used to perform the following operations:


➣Right colectomy or Ileocolectomy

➣Total abdominal colectomy

➣Fecal diversion

➣Abdominoperineal resection


➣Total proctocolectomy

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

What is Gastric Surgery?

Making Stomach as  a Small Pouch

A surgeon can divides human stomach into two. A large portion, and a much smaller one. Then, in a process sometimes called "stomach stapling,” the small part of the stomach is sewn or stapled together to make a pouch, which can hold only a cup or so of food.

With such a small stomach, people feel full quickly and eat less. This strategy is also called "restrictive," since the new stomach size restricts how much food it can hold.

Gastric Bypass

The surgeon disconnects the new, small stomach pouch from the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum), and then connects it to a part of the small intestine slightly farther down (the jejunum). This surgical technique is called a "Roux-en-Y."

After a Roux-en-Y, food passes directly from the stomach into the jejunum, bypassing the duodenum. This curbs your absorption of calories and nutrients. This weight loss method is called "malabsorptive."

Stomach stapling and Roux-en-Y are typically done during the same surgery and together are called a "Roux-en-Y gastric bypass."

Usually, surgeons do both laparoscopically (using tools inserted through small cuts in the belly). When laparoscopy isn’t possible, surgeons may do a laparotomy (involving a large cut in the middle of the belly).

Recovery & Complications

After gastric bypass surgery, people typically stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and return to normal activity within 2 to 3 weeks.

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