Laparoscopic GI surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that offers numerous benefits compared to traditional open surgeries. The main benefit of laparoscopic GI surgeries is shorter hospital stays, which usually range from one to three days compared to six or more with open procedures.
Patients also experience less pain and scarring due to the smaller incisions required for the surgery and faster recovery times. With laparoscopic GI surgery, patients can often go home the same day or within a few days after their operation.
Conditions & Procedures
Laparoscopic GI surgery effectively treats many gastrointestinal conditions, including hernias, gallstones, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive issues.
- Hernia repair and
- Swelling or painful lumps
- Sharp pains when lifting heavy objects or
- Straining to have a bowel movement.
- cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
These are two of the most common procedures performed with laparoscopy. Other laparoscopic procedures include
- bowel resection (removal of a portion of the intestine),
- appendectomy (removal of the appendix),
- and fundoplication (stomach acid reflux treatment).
Laparoscopic surgeries involve using specialized tools inserted through small incisions to access the abdominal cavity. A camera known as an endoscope is also used to give surgeons a better view of the body, which results in more accurate and precise operations than traditional open surgery. The endoscope is tethered to a television monitor outside the body so that surgeons can get a clear view of what needs to be done.
The main difference between traditional open surgery and laparoscopy is that laparoscopy requires smaller incisions and usually shorter recovery times compared to open procedures.
Open surgery often involves cutting through skin, muscles, and internal organs, whereas laparoscopic techniques involve making small incisions and using specialized tools to access the abdominal cavity.
In addition, open surgeries may require longer hospital stays, while laparoscopic procedures can generally be performed on an outpatient basis with shorter recovery times.
Benefits of Laparoscopic GI Surgery
Laparoscopic GI surgery offers many advantages over traditional open surgeries, including reduced postoperative pain, fewer complications, and a faster return to normal activities.
The small incisions used in laparoscopy reduce the amount of tissue damage during the procedure compared to open surgeries. This translates into less postoperative pain following the procedure. In addition, complications such as infection are less likely since laparoscopy has less tissue trauma.
Recovery times tend to be shorter for laparoscopic GI surgery than for traditional open procedures, allowing patients to return to their normal daily activities faster. Laparoscopy can also reduce hospital stays, allowing some patients to be discharged earlier than if they had undergone an open procedure.
Experience advanced Laparoscopic GI Surgery in Pune. Our skilled surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and better outcomes.
Pre- and Postoperative Care
Before laparoscopic GI surgery, patients typically undergo pre-operative tests such as blood work and imaging tests. During this appointment, the patient will discuss any other necessary pre-operative preparation with the doctor, such as fasting (no food or drink) or medications they should begin taking prior to the procedure.
During the procedure, anaesthesia keeps the patient asleep during the operation and reduces pain. Local anaesthesia numbs only the area of surgery, while general anaesthesia puts the patient into a deep sleep throughout the procedure. Depending on which anaesthesia was used, patients may feel dizzy or groggy after waking up from surgery.
Post-operatively, patients may need to stay in the hospital for several days, depending on their condition and recovery rate. While in the hospital, patients will receive antibiotics to prevent infection and pain medication from helping manage postoperative pain and discomfort.
For some procedures, such as hernia repair, home recovery may be recommended with close monitoring by a physician for signs of infection or other complications.
Provide tips for a smooth recovery.
Following laparoscopic GI surgery, certain steps can be taken to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Incision care is important during healing as it helps prevent infection and encourages proper healing. The incision should be kept clean by washing it with soap and water twice daily. Keeping the area dry will also help the healing process. It’s also important to avoid lifting or strenuous activity while the incision is healing, as this could lead to complications.
Pain management is another key component of recovery following laparoscopic GI surgery. Patients may be prescribed pain medications to reduce discomfort, but over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen can relieve minor pain and inflammation. Additionally, applying ice packs may help reduce swelling in some cases.
Finally, following laparoscopic GI surgery, patients must follow their doctor’s dietary recommendations, including eliminating greasy or spicy foods until their physician recommends them. Healthy meals, including lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables, can help promote faster healing and recovery.
Our Qualified Doctors
Dr. Satish Pattanshetti - Hernia Doctor in Pune
(Laparoscopic Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon)
- M.B.B.S (Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai)
- M.S (B.J. Medical College, Pune)
- Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery from A M A S I
- Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS) from IAGES
- Fellow in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery from E-Da Hospital, Taiwan
- Dr Pattanshetti is the Founder of DOSS and a leading Diabetes, Bariatric and GI Minimally invasive surgeon.
- He is also an expert in single incision laparoscopic obesity surgery.
Dr. Neeraj V Rayate - Hernia Doctor in Pune
(Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon)
- M.B.B.S. (Dr. V. M. Medical College, Solapur)
- M.S. (Government Medical College & Civil Hospital, Sangli)
- DNB Surgery (Diplomate of National Board)
- Fellowship in Gynae Endoscopy (Giessen School of Endoscopic Surgery, Germany)
- Trained and Certified Robotic Surgeon
- Dr Rayate is Co-Founder of DOSS and Head of Laparoscopic, Robotic and Bariatric Surgery Unit at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune.
Why Doss India
At DOSS India, our team of experienced laparoscopic GI surgeons has many years of combined expertise in performing minimally invasive surgeries. Our team comprises highly qualified medical professionals with vast knowledge and experience in gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, and bariatrics.
Our staff is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable experience for all laparoscopic GI surgery patients. All our surgeons are board-certified and committed to ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality care from start to finish.
At DOSS India, our team understands the importance of staying current on new practices and technologies related to laparoscopic GI surgeries. Therefore we make sure that our entire staff is up-to-date on the most advanced treatments available so that we can provide the best possible care for our patients.
For more information or to make an appointment with one of our laparoscopic GI specialists, please get in touch with us. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in a safe, comfortable environment.