General and laproscopic surgery
The general surgery department at Medanta NS involves exceptionally experienced senior specialists and capable staff. We recommend General surgery for patients in the case where medication cannot prove to be effective for the treatment of the ailments. The general surgery may include routine and simple procedures performed by a physician such as vasectomy, or even complicated operative procedures that require a skilled medical team in a proper operation theatre, such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder).
The specialists, surgeons, nurses, and health experts each have a function in pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care and evaluation of every patient. The general surgery team has its mastery in giving total patient safety and fulfillment by utilizing the latest diagnosing and surgical strategies.
Laparoscopic surgery is also termed as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Keyhole surgery, or Pinhole surgery. These are modern surgical techniques in which the surgeries are carried out by making small incisions (usually 0.5 – 1.5cm) as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures. The surgeries performed in abdominal or pelvic cavities are carried out using a Laparoscope, whereas thoracoscopic surgery is a keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity. These surgeries belong to the broader field of endoscopy.
Laparoscopic surgery offers several advantages to the patients as against traditional surgeries like:
- Reduced blood loss, diminishing the risk of needing a blood transfusion
- Smaller incision, lesser pain, and faster recovery time
- Reduced intake of medication to alleviate pain
- Early discharge from hospital, often on the same day of the procedure
- Less risk of acquiring infections by controlling the exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants
- Visual magnification: Use of a large viewing screen to improve visibility
- Stabilization: Electro-mechanical curbing of vibrations, due to equipment or shaky human hands
- Simulators: Use of specialized virtual reality training tools to improve physicians’ skills in surgery
- Any type of emergency surgery
- Stomach surgery
- Intestine surgery
- Appendix surgery
- Breasts surgery
- Thyroid gland surgery
- Salivary gland surgery
- Intestine obstruction
- Hernia surgery
- All advanced laparoscopic surgery
- Stapler surgery
- Varicose vein
- General amputation
- Diabetic foot care
Obesity is characterized as the state of being overweight and having a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or higher. The BMI is a proportion of your weight comparative with your height. Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) is the treatment recommended for patients affected by morbid obesity. The surgery is performed on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person lose weight.