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Laparoscopy GI Surgery

Gastrointestinal disorders, or GI disorders, are conditions that affect the digestive system. This complex system helps to intricately break down food to extract minerals, nutrients, and vitamins according to the body’s requirements.

Diseases of the digestive system’s organs are treated by gastrointestinal surgery. This comprises the stomach, small, large, rectum, and esophagus. The pancreas, gallbladder, and liver are also included. Earlier, gastrointestinal surgeries were performed as normal open surgery. But developments in the field of laparoscopic surgery have attracted doctors for the past few years. Gastrointestinal surgeries are also performed using laparoscopic techniques. 

Now let us learn more about the techniques and other aspects of laparoscopic GI surgery.

General & Laparoscopic Surgery In Kharghar

What is laparoscopic surgery?

According to WebMD, laparoscopic surgery involves small incisions of 3-5 mm in the abdomen or in the nave button. A long, thin tube with a small camera connected to its tip is inserted after creating the incisions. By recording real-time images within your body, the camera directs the surgeon. Keyhole incisions are used during laparoscopic gastroenterology surgery to address GI tract problems.

How to prepare for laparoscopic GI surgery?

Your surgeon from Alpha One Hospital will meet with you before the laparoscopic procedure to discuss any questions you might have. A general physical examination and questions about your medical history will be conducted. You’ll need to have your gut cleaned and be given a prescription for a laxative to take the night before the procedure.

The standard procedure is to request a blood sample from every patient. Depending on your age and general condition, you could also have further tests, including an ECG (electrocardiogram), a chest X-ray, lung function tests, or others. Before surgery, you might also need to consult with additional physicians.

Finally, you will consult with an anesthesiologist who will go through the kind of anesthesia used during surgery and how to manage pain afterward.

According to WebMD, you must take the specified laxative the night before the procedure. It’s crucial to follow the instructions and consume the entire laxative properly. By doing this action, you’ll lessen your chance of getting an illness from bacteria often found in the intestines.

How is a laparoscopic GI surgery performed?

Before your laparoscopic operation, an intravenous (IV) catheter will be placed into a vein in your arm to provide drugs and fluids. When the surgery room is available and prepared, you will be transported there.

Just below your belly button, your surgeon will insert a tiny port, which they will then advance into the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide is supplied into the abdominal cavity through the tube that is attached to this port. Your abdominal wall is lifted off of the organs below by the gas. Once the laparoscope is in position, your surgeon will have a better view of your abdominal cavity through this opening. A video camera is attached to the laparoscope, which is inserted into the port. Once the image of your intestine is clear, the surgeon will start to perform the required. 

Why laparoscopic GI surgery?

The surgeons in Alpha One Hospital, Kharghar Navi Mumbai, prefer a laparoscopic approach to open surgery because:

What are the main types of laparoscopic GI surgeries?

Some of the main surgeries that can help with GI issues are:

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