Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is also known as ‘keyhole’ surgery. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat diseases and disorders that affect a person’s colon or rectum. The colon and rectum make up the bowel, or the large intestine that form the lowest part of the digestive system which ends at the anus.
As this is a minimally invasive surgical technique for treatment of colon and rectum it avoids having to make large incisions in the abdomen as hence result in less pain and discomfort to the patient as well as allowing faster recovery from the surgery.
What is Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgical technique is a minimally invasive form of surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to perform the operation using very small (keyhole) incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope is a thin and flexible tube-shaped surgical device that has a cold light-source and a high definition video camera attached to its end. This laparoscope is inserted through one keyhole incision to allow the surgeon/doctor to clearly view the inside of your abdomen on a video monitor. Similar, but fewer, keyhole incisions are then used to insert miniature surgical instruments required to perform the surgery.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
The end-result for a laparoscopic colorectal surgery usually differs slightly based on the type of procedure used and your overall health as well.
These are the commonly seen advantages of a laparoscopic colorectal surgery:
- Less pain and discomfort post-surgery
- Shorter stay in hospital
- Faster recovery of bowel functions
- Faster recovery of normal activities
- Less scarring due to smaller incisions
Am I a candidate for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery?
An ideal candidate for a laparoscopic colorectal surgery is a person who has no other colorectal disorder and is of a good overall health.
Although this method of colorectal surgery is certainly more advantageous it is not recommended for every patient. The surgeon/doctor will advise you after your diagnosis and check up if you are ideal to undergo a laparoscopic colorectal surgery safely.
How is Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery performed?
Laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive forms of surgical technique that is more advantageous than a conventional open-type surgery in most cases.
The surgeon will administer general anesthesia to you and make a small (keyhole) incision around your belly button to insert a cannula, a hollow tube, and pass in carbon dioxide gas to inflate the abdomen. This helps to make sufficient maneuverability space to insert a laparoscope and view the inside of the abdomen clearly with the video camera.
Additional keyhole incisions are then made around the original incision to insert miniature surgical instruments that are required to perform the necessary surgical procedure. In case a part of the bowel needs to be removed the surgeon will enlarge one of the incisions to appropriate size.
Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery in India
India is home to a large number of world-standard quality hospitals and clinics that are spread over all major Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. These hospitals and clinics are equipped with the most modern medical and surgical technology to ensure efficient and successful treatment for all patients. The doctors and surgeons in India who specialize in laparoscopic colorectal surgery are vastly-experienced and well-trained to handle all type of colorectal disorders.
India offers the best and most efficient laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the most affordable cost possible.