What is Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique that uses small incisions, usually 0.5 to 1.5 centimeters, to access the inside of the body. Through these incisions, specialized surgical instruments and a laparoscopic camera are inserted, allowing the surgeon to see and operate on the affected area without the need for large cuts.
Patients typically experience a faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery and reduced recovery times in a host of ways.
Postoperatively, the small incisions cause less trauma to the body, resulting in less pain after surgery.
If we refer to possible infections, the reduced size of the incisions reduces exposure to pathogens.
Aesthetically, another advantage is that the scars are significantly smaller and less visible.
Thanks to this procedure, many patients are able to return home the same day of surgery without the need for a hospital stay.
What do we operate?
- Endocrine surgery: Thyroidectomy with lymphadenectomy, Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal gland).
- Bariatric Surgery or Obesity Surgery (stomach reduction)
- Oncologic surgery: colon and rectal cancer, esophageal and stomach cancer.
- Laparoscopic surgery: gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, esophageal and stomach tumors, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -, liver surgery, gallbladder and biliary tract surgery, pancreatic tumors, etc.
- Transanal Endoscopic Surgery in the treatment of rectal cancer. A permanent colostomy (evacuating pouch) is avoided. In short, patients only wear the pouch for a few months and the ostomy is closed in a second surgery.
- Inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, eventration
- Fistulas and hemorrhoids