Single incision laparoscopic surgery is the latest advancement in Laparoscopic Surgery.
During laparoscopic operations, the doctor makes a little (about 1-cm) incision and places a brief tube known as acannula through the wall. This cannula is connected to a special pump that pumps CO2 gas. because the abdomen gets stuffed up with the gas, the wall is raised up, so providing the surgeon a space to figure in. to look at the abdomen, the surgeon passes a rod-like telescope through the cannula. The telescope is connected to a miniature video camera that picks up the image of the within of the abdomen and transmits it to a tv screen. The doctor then carries out the operation with the help of special, long instruments introduced within the abdomen through alternative cannulas and by perceptive the picture of the operative site on the tv screen. it’s necessary to understand that the particular laparoscopic operation being applied is more or less just like the open procedure. the main difference is that the steps are performed with the assistance of specialized instrumentation and therefore can be administrated through tiny incisions.
Open surgery went on to being minimally invasive in form of Laparoscopic Surgery.Laparoscopic Surgery went on to be more cosmetic in form of Single incision laparoscopic Surgery.Here in instead of traditional four to five ports at a different location, a single port is used or multiple ports through the navel are used.
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Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery is ideal for patients who require cosmesis, the surgical scar is hidden in the navel or in bikini line which makes it invisible, good for young females.
The other advantages are less pain, early recovery, and discharge, Cholecystectomy, fewer chances of adhesions and wound infections.
This surgery is done with specialized instruments which are different from the traditional laparoscopic instruments.
Cholecystectomy, Fundoplications, Bariatric Surgery etc are the kind of gastrointestinal surgeries that can be done through a single incision.