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The Department of General and Laparoscopic surgery at Zulekha hospital is well equipped with all general surgical elective and emergency cases.
The primary goal of the department is to provide a comprehensive array of surgical procedures using minimal access techniques with fewer post-surgical complications and faster patient recovery. It is a unique facility providing the highest quality treatment and patient care using the latest technology, operating theatres and high-end ICU back up. Our aim is to provide the best treatment procedures to make the hospitalization process easier for patients.
Minimal Access Surgery is completed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon passes a telescope with video camera through a small incision (usually only ¼’’ long) into a body cavity. He/she then views the surgery on a TV monitor. Surgical instruments are then passed through other similar little incisions. The surgeon examines and operates on the area in question by viewing magnified images projected on video screen. When a telescope is used to operate on the abdomen, the procedure is called laparoscopy. When it’s used in chest the procedure is called thoroscopy and when used in joints, it is called arthroscopy.
Most of the abdominal surgical procedures can be done laparoscopically. In some cases there are other factors that might make it possible to do the surgery laparoscopically. A patient should discuss this with a surgeon to make a final decision about the laparoscopic possibilities. For many diseases in the abdomen requiring surgery, a high percentage of cases can be done laparoscopically.
The most important reason for most patients is a quicker recovery. In many cases of abdominal surgery, the recovery time can be reduced by more than half. For some types of surgery the incidence of complications, such as infection in the incision, is reduced with laparoscopic surgery.
There are many advantages to the patients undergoing keyhole surgery when compared with an open procedure.
Though the procedure times are slightly longer the hospital stay is less which leads to a faster return to the routine life. Keyhole surgery calls for extensive investment in probes and miniaturized equipment, and training of surgeons and surgical teams. But it offers powerful benefits to patients that make operations less dreaded.