Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
Peritoneal dialysis is a procedure used to remove excess fluid and waste products from the blood when the kidneys can no longer function. Peritoneal dialysis is a widely accepted and common method of home dialysis which eliminates the need to visit the dialysis center for hemodialysis (a blood-filtering procedure using a machine) three times a week for about 3-5 hours each visit.
The rectum is the lower part of the large intestine that is connected to the sigmoid colon (lowermost part of the colon). The colon and the rectum (bowel) function to store and expel digested food and waste. Laparoscopic rectal surgery is the surgical removal of all or a part of the rectum with the aid of a laparoscope.
Appendectomy is the surgical removal of the infected appendix either through open surgery or a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. The appendix is a finger like pouch attached to the large intestine and located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Appendectomy is indicated for appendicitis, a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus due to infection.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped storage organ located under the liver on the right side of the abdomen. It stores bile (yellowish-brown fluid) produced by the liver, which is required to digest fat. Major gallbladder diseases include cholelithiasis (gallstones), chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), and gall bladder cancer.
Colorectal surgery is the surgical removal of all or a part of the colon or the rectum. The colon is another name for the large intestine (bowel). The rectum is the lower part of the large intestine. The colon and the rectum function to store and expel processed food and waste. Some of the common indications of colorectal surgery include colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, etc.
A pancreatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the pancreas. It is a pear-shaped gland that is located between the stomach and the spine. The pancreas functions by producing digestive enzymes and hormones that help digest food and regulate blood sugar respectively.
Thoracic surgery, also known as chest surgery, is a surgery performed on the chest organs, including the heart, lungs, esophagus, and trachea. Some of the conditions treated through thoracic surgery include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, hiatal hernia, emphysema, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.