Laparoscopic surgery has been the biggest change in the approach of abdominal pathology from the beginning of surgery development.
It consists of performing interventions on abdominal organs through small incisions in the abdomen, rather than through large openings in the abdominal wall. To carry out these interventions, we use instruments that allow the vision and the work we are performing within the abdomen (air blower, vision optics and specific instruments).
All of our surgical specialists are specifically trained in this technique. This way, we can offer the realization of the vast majority of surgical procedures using this procedure, but our specialists will be advised about using or not this technique.
The proven advantages of the use of laparoscopy in surgery are:
- A faster recovery status before surgery, due to a more reduced scar and, therefore, less pain, a shorter postoperative ileus (less recovery time of the bowel function) and a faster ambulation and return to oral intake after surgery.
- A shorter hospital stay.
- A lower rate of wound infections and wound hernias.
- A better esthetic result.
- Laparoscopic CholecystectomyRemoval of the gallbladder using a video camera and a special material that allows surgeons to operate through small incisions.
- Hiatal HerniaThis technique allows patients to eat normally preventing stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus.
- Heller MyotomyIt consists in dilating the narrowing at the gastroesophageal junction.
- Adjustable Gastric BandIt is placed in the upper stomach, reducing the capacity of the stomach to receive food.
- Sleeve GastrectomyIt is performed using laparoscopic surgery, and in consists in the stomach reduction of one tenth of its previous size.
- Gastric BypassIt is used to reduce the stomach causing that food go directly from the stomach into the small intestine end.