Facts Relating To Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Publié par hamza lion jeudi 28 janvier 2016

By Edward Thomas


Surgery is one of the fields in medicine that continues to evolve very rapidly. The advances that have been made in the field have made it possible to perform major operations with very few complications. Apart from restoring of function in diseased organs, many patients care about the cosmetic appearance of their skin as much as they want to function normally again. This is the main reason as to why minimally invasive techniques such as single incision laparoscopic surgery are replacing open surgeries in New York city.

As the name suggests, this is minimally invasive type of surgery in which a single port of entry is used. This entry point is in most cases the navel of the patient. Like many other types of surgeries, this operation is done under general anesthesia. It is also known as single port laparoscopy (SPL) or single port access surgery (SPA). The traditional laparoscopic technique requires three separate incisions to be made.

The technique is used for a wide range of conditions. These include gall bladder removal (cholesystectomy), removal of the appendix, repair of hernias and in pelvic surgeries such as the removal of the uterus and the ovary. As it continues to gain acceptance in the community of surgeons, this list is bound to increase even further.

There are a number of benefits that are associated with using this technique. One of them is the fact that the recovery time is shorter. Most of the people that have been operated on can return to work in a week. With only one incision, the cosmetic results are a lot better than with conventional laparoscopic operations. The main disadvantage on the patient is that they may have to pay a little more mainly due to the high level of specialization.

The main challenge on the part of the surgeon is the difficult that is associated with moving the instruments around using the small opening. The crowding caused by the instruments obscures the surgical field. This increases the risk of intraoperative injury especially if the surgeon is not adequately experienced. In the ordinary laparoscopic operation each instrument has a different port hence easier to move around.

The option is not suitable for persons that are very obese, those with a history of other operations and those with a grossly enlarged abdominal organ. In the event that it is not possible to complete the operation using the single incision, an additional port will be created to proceed with the traditional approach. This happens in 5% to 10% of cases. The open technique may be required in rare circumstances.

In spite of the huge success that is attributable to this type of operation, there are some risks that one should be aware of before signing up for it. Bleeding and infections are the most commonly encounter. However, fewer cases are seen as compared to those associated with open surgery and ordinary laparoscopic operations. Incisional hernias that are fairly common with the open technique are a rare occurrence.

This surgical technique has a wide range of applications. It is set to be the main technique in the management of pediatric and gynecological surgical problems. Many training institutions have now incorporated the practice into their curricula and plan to retrain specialist surgeons and residents.




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jeudi 28 janvier 2016

Facts Relating To Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

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By Edward Thomas


Surgery is one of the fields in medicine that continues to evolve very rapidly. The advances that have been made in the field have made it possible to perform major operations with very few complications. Apart from restoring of function in diseased organs, many patients care about the cosmetic appearance of their skin as much as they want to function normally again. This is the main reason as to why minimally invasive techniques such as single incision laparoscopic surgery are replacing open surgeries in New York city.

As the name suggests, this is minimally invasive type of surgery in which a single port of entry is used. This entry point is in most cases the navel of the patient. Like many other types of surgeries, this operation is done under general anesthesia. It is also known as single port laparoscopy (SPL) or single port access surgery (SPA). The traditional laparoscopic technique requires three separate incisions to be made.

The technique is used for a wide range of conditions. These include gall bladder removal (cholesystectomy), removal of the appendix, repair of hernias and in pelvic surgeries such as the removal of the uterus and the ovary. As it continues to gain acceptance in the community of surgeons, this list is bound to increase even further.

There are a number of benefits that are associated with using this technique. One of them is the fact that the recovery time is shorter. Most of the people that have been operated on can return to work in a week. With only one incision, the cosmetic results are a lot better than with conventional laparoscopic operations. The main disadvantage on the patient is that they may have to pay a little more mainly due to the high level of specialization.

The main challenge on the part of the surgeon is the difficult that is associated with moving the instruments around using the small opening. The crowding caused by the instruments obscures the surgical field. This increases the risk of intraoperative injury especially if the surgeon is not adequately experienced. In the ordinary laparoscopic operation each instrument has a different port hence easier to move around.

The option is not suitable for persons that are very obese, those with a history of other operations and those with a grossly enlarged abdominal organ. In the event that it is not possible to complete the operation using the single incision, an additional port will be created to proceed with the traditional approach. This happens in 5% to 10% of cases. The open technique may be required in rare circumstances.

In spite of the huge success that is attributable to this type of operation, there are some risks that one should be aware of before signing up for it. Bleeding and infections are the most commonly encounter. However, fewer cases are seen as compared to those associated with open surgery and ordinary laparoscopic operations. Incisional hernias that are fairly common with the open technique are a rare occurrence.

This surgical technique has a wide range of applications. It is set to be the main technique in the management of pediatric and gynecological surgical problems. Many training institutions have now incorporated the practice into their curricula and plan to retrain specialist surgeons and residents.




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