General and Laparoscopic surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that involves the treatment of various medical conditions, including diseases of the digestive system, breast, skin, and soft tissues, among others. General surgeons are trained to perform a variety of surgical procedures, including open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy.

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a surgical technique that uses small incisions and specialized instruments to perform procedures inside the body. During laparoscopic surgery, a surgeon makes small incisions in the patient’s skin and inserts a laparoscope, a small camera that allows the surgeon to see inside the body.

Why choose Green City Hospital for General and Laparoscopic surgery?

At Green City Hospital, the Department of General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery helps people who are sick or hurt and need surgery. They do this by giving them advanced surgical care and support. This care and support are based on an approach that includes many different fields. Our team, which is made up of highly experienced surgeons, skilled nurses, and other support staff, can treat even the most difficult cases, whether they are emergencies or planned admissions, with exceptional knowledge and care that is backed by evidence.

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    Some common conditions treated with general surgery include:

    • Appendicitis
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Hernias
    • Colon and rectal cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Skin cancer
    • Trauma injuries
    • Thyroid disorders

    Some common conditions treated with laparoscopic surgery include:

    • Gallbladder disease
    • Hernias
    • Appendicitis
    • Colon and rectal cancer
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibroids
    • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    • Hiatal hernia
    • Pancreatitis

    Our Treatment for General Surgery

    1. Incision and drainage – This involves making an incision in the affected area to drain an abscess or remove infected tissue.
    2. Biopsy–Removing a sampleof small tissue to test under a microscope for the presence of cancer or other diseases.
    3. Resection – A surgical resection involves removing a portion of an organ or tissue that is affected by disease, such as a tumour.
    4. Reconstruction – Reconstruction surgery is performed to restore the normal function and appearance of tissues that have been removed or damaged due to disease or injury.
    5. Transplantation – Organ transplantation involves replacing a diseased or damaged organ with a healthy one from a donor.

    Our Treatment for Laparoscopic Surgery

    1. Cholecystectomy – This procedure involves removing the gallbladder, typically performed to treat gallstones or other gallbladder diseases.
    2. Hernia repair – Hernia repair involves repairing the weakened or damaged muscle tissue that has allowed a hernia to form.
    3. Appendectomy –Appendix removal typically performed to treat acute appendicitis.
    4. Colon and rectal surgery – Surgery on the colon and rectum may involve removing tumours or repairing damage caused by inflammatory bowel disease.
    5. Fundoplication – This procedure is used to treat GERD by wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the oesophagus to prevent acid from flowing back into the oesophagus.

    FAQs

    General surgery involves open surgery where the surgeon makes a large incision to access the affected area. Laparoscopic surgery, on the other hand, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and a camera to access the affected area.

    Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedure and individual patient. However, laparoscopic surgery is generally associated with shorter recovery times compared to general surgery.

    Laparoscopic surgery is generally considered safe, but as with any surgery, there are risks involved. Complications such as bleeding, infection, and injury to surrounding organs may occur, although they are relatively rare.

    Preparation for surgery may include blood tests, imaging studies, and adjustments to medications. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.

    The length of hospital stay depends on the specific procedure and individual patient. Many laparoscopic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient can go home the same day. General surgery typically requires a hospital stay, but the length of stay will vary.

    After surgery, you may experience pain, swelling, and discomfort. It is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully, including any prescribed pain management medication and activity restrictions.