Dr Iraniha – Laparoscopic Surgery.
For many years since I started my practice in August of 2000, I have been doing advanced and complex laparoscopic procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is performing the surgical task with special instruments and guidance of a camera through small abdominal incisions. The idea is to minimize the trauma of the surgical procedure by eliminating the large abdominal wall incision compare to conventional open surgery. By minimizing the trauma of the abdominal wall incision, we can achieve less post-operative pain, faster recovery, less hospital stay and faster return to work and regular activity.
Overall, it is also associated with better quality of life during post-operative period. In older population and/or in patients with multiple medical problems which minimizing the trauma of surgery could be critical and life saver, this surgical approach also has the potential of decreasing post-operative complications.
These results have been proven in numerous scientific studies but I also have had the privilege of witnessing the magical results of laparoscopic surgery in my practice for last 15 years. However when it comes to performing more complex surgical tasks, laparoscopic surgery has some limitations even for advanced and experienced surgeons. The laparoscopic surgery offers the two dimensional view of the surgical field which affects the depth perception of the surgeon during operation. The surgeon sense the necessity of the dept of vision especially for very complex surgical tasks such as suturing.
Most of the laparoscopic instruments are rigid which at times limits the precise surgeon movements and access especially in performing complex surgical tasks. For many years since the introduction of laparoscopic surgery, surgeons have been trained and practiced to compromise and adjust to these inherent limitations in order to be able to perform advanced surgical procedures laparoscopically. Read More about Robotic Surgery