Laparoscopic Cancer surgery Laparoscopic surgery treatment has been around since 1987 but it is only recently that minimal invasive surgery (MIS) has been getting approval as an oncological process. Eliminating cancer is very different from removing an organ such as a gallbladder. Moreover removing the tumor, lymph nodes and marginus must also be eliminated to make sure all cancer is gone. According to Dr. Pradeep Jain, Fortis Hospital Laparoscopic or MIS surgery treatment is a specific strategy for doing surgery treatment. Over the last 20 years the use of this strategy has extended into intestinal surgery treatment. In conventional “open” surgery treatment surgeon uses a single cut to open the stomach. But Laparoscopic surgery treatment uses several 0.5-1cm cuts. Each cut is known as a “port.” At each port a tubular device known as a trochar is placed. A high definition camera and the equipment are then presented through the slots which allow access the inside of the patient. At the beginning of the process, the stomach is filled with CO2 gas to provide enough space for working and watching for the surgeons. Specific equipment and a unique camera known as a laparoscope are passed through the trochars during the process. During the surgery, surgeon keep an eye on the images of the stomach on the monitor. This system allows doctors to perform the same operation as conventional surgery treatment but with small cuts. In certain circumstances a physician may choose to use a unique type of slot that is large enough to place a hand. When a side slot is used the medical strategy is called “hand assisted” laparoscopy. The cut needed for the side slot is larger than the other laparoscopic cuts, but is usually smaller than the cut needed for conventional surgery treatment. But before performing the surgery treatment, physicians examine the Abdomen to determine whether laparoscopic surgery treatment may be securely performed. If there is a lot of distension or if there are other factors that prevent a clear view of the components, surgeons may need to make a larger cut to carry out the operation securely. The tumor is removed and the lymph nodes are cleared, but instead of a large incision with a more difficult recovery, the laparoscopic procedure with smaller cuts can be completed in lesser time than open surgery. Advantages of laparoscopic Cancer surgery Laparoscopic surgery treatment offers many advantages in comparison to similar techniques conducted through a large open cut. •
During intestinal tract surgery, this is a minimal chance of pneumonia and other respiratory complications, reduced occurrence of post-op bowel impediment, and less chance of adhesion formation.
Several issues had been brought up about how secure is the laparoscopic surgery treatment for -cancer. Lately several research including thousands of sufferers have proven that laparoscopic surgery treatment is secure for certain colorectal malignancies. • Reduced internal bleeding, which decreases the possibility of requiring a blood transfusion. • Smaller cut, which reduces pain and reduces the length of time to recover, as well as leading to less post-operative scarring damage. • Less pain, resulting in less pain medication. • Operation times may be a bit longer but, hospital stay is less, and often with a same day release which leads to a faster recovery and faster back to normal life. • Minimal possibility of other organs contaminants thereby decreased the risk of infection. • One of the important benefits associated with laparoscopy surgery treatment for cancer is smaller time to normal bowel function. Dr. Pradeep Jain, Fortis Medical center accepts that laparoscopy surgery treatment for cancer become the defacto standard. Laparoscopic digestive tract resection for cancer, in knowledgeable hands, can be conducted securely and effectively with many benefits to the sufferers while leading to at least comparative long-term results as open surgery.
Published on Jan 24, 2014
Dr Pradeep Jain, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Surgery in Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh. Dr. Pradeep Jain is one of the fe...