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Minimal Access Surgery / Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Minimally Invasive surgery (MAS) / Laparoscopic Surgery in India?

Laparoscopic surgery /minimally invasive surgery/MAS is the technique where surgeries are performed by inserting a video camera and multiple thin instruments in the body through small holes/incision. The camera or the endovision system, as it is technically called , visualises the whole abdomen and the surgeon performs the surgery by looking at a monitor/TV screen.

“Thus the camera replaces the surgeon’s eye”.

Laparoscope primarily consists of two sets of instruments :-

Hand Instruments:

These are slender instruments with long and thin bodies. They Laprosopy Hand Instrumentcome in various sizes and shapes. Unlike conventional surgery where long and lightly incision are made, laparoscopic surgery is done by making tiny holes in the body (0.5- 1 cm) and inserting instruments through them.

Endovision System:

It consist of telescopes, Laprosopy endovision systemcamera, light source etc.With improvement in the quality of endovision system, the surgical skills in laparoscopy have improved tremendously. Presently, high definition (HD) systems are in use but may be soon replaced by 3 D vision system which will further increase the quality and safety of laparoscopic procedures.

MAS - Advantages

Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) offers several advantages over conventional surgery. They can be broadly classified as:

Advantages For The Patient
Advantages For The Doctor

It should be made clear, right at the beginning that these advantages are also ultimately beneficial to the patients, but have been placed under a separate heading as being a layman, patients normally don’t realize their importance.

MAS - Disadvantages & Limitations
Like all things in life, the minimally invasive surgery also has some negative points. Unlike conventional surgery where skill of the surgeon is the most important factor responsible for success/failure of a surgery, MAS is dependent upon two factors:
MAS - Myths

Incomplete procedures ! Thereby leading to reoccurrence of problem

This is not true as the procedure in both open and laparoscopic surgery is almost the same. It is only the technique which is different. Thus if properly performed, these procedures are equally effective as compared to conventional surgeries.
Higher Complication Rate
This myth has taken ground because complications increase when surgeons embark upon these procedures without proper training. However in trained hands, the complication rate for any procedure is comparable to that in conventional surgery.
Very Costly
The cost of these procedures is only marginally higher and if one looks from another angle that patients are able to return to their livelihood very early, it amounts to rather less overall cost to the patient.

All surgeries can be done laparoscopically !

No, it is not true. It is so because MAS is extremely technology dependent and with improvements and new inventions occurring in instruments almost everyday, the range of surgery is increasing very rapidly. A day may come when everything will be done by MAS only, but as of today, it has its limitations.
All patients with same problem can be done with MAS

No it is not only the type of disease but also the extent of disease and general condition of the patient, which determines whether he can be safely operated upon by minimally invasive procedures. Thus which patient should be operated by this technique should be best left to the surgeon.

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