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Laproscopy Oncosurgery

  • Can oncological surgeries be performed laparoscopically?

    While the common cancers that are treated by laparoscopic surgery are cancers of the rectum and colon, most oncological surgeries can be performed laparoscopically. At the Digestive Health Institute, we perform laparoscopic surgery for stomach, liver and pancreatic cancers. Additionally, our surgeons are expertly trained to perform the very challenging laparoscopic Whipple’s Surgery for pancreatic cancer. .

  • What are the advantages of doing laparoscopic over open surgery?

    In laparoscopic surgery, a telescope is inserted to look into the abdomen and the surgery is done via tiny cuts. This telescope provides a magnified view of the internal organs, which decreases the chances of injury and bleeding, and makes the surgery safer. There is also very little handling of the organs during laparoscopic surgery, which leads to earlier return to normalcy of bodily functions. Further, there is much less pain after laparoscopic surgery than after open surgery, leading to quicker recovery.

  • What kind of laparoscopic oncological surgeries are performed at Digestive Health Institute?

    Our team of surgeons are trained to assess patients with cancer and develop a surgical plan that is best for them. We conduct laparoscopic onco-surgery for cancers of stomach, colon, rectum and pancreas. We have a team of expert surgeons to assess patients with cancer and develop a surgical plan that is suitable for them. Removal of part of the stomach (gastrectomy) is recommended in case of stomach cancers and other stomach tumors like GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors). Our surgical team at the Digestive Health Institute is experienced in laparoscopic gastrectomy for suitable cases. We also offer endoscopic surgery for the removal of stomach polyps. This is done as a day-care procedure. Our surgical team also conducts different types of laparoscopic pancreatic surgeries such as excision/enucleation of benign tumors, distal pancreatectomy and the Whipple’s procedure. In case of cancer of the large intestines – the colon, rectum and anal canal – laparoscopic removal of the tumor can be done at the Digestive Health Institute. We also offer endoscopic removal of polyps in the colon, rectum and anal canal. This is done as a day-care procedure. Liver tumors like hemangiomas and sarcomas can also be operated laparoscopically at Digestive Health Institute.

TYPES OF LAPAROSCOPIC ONCOSURGERIES

FAQs

We perform the Whipple's operation for cancers in the pancreatic head, as well as distal pancreatectomy for cancers in the body and tail of the pancreas.

Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery for pancreatic cancers is an advanced procedure performed by surgeons with expertise after careful evaluation of the patient.

The advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery are that the surgical cuts are much smaller and there is less handling of the intestines during surgery. This means that you experience less pain and are able to move around quicker and more easily. All of this leads to quicker recovery.

The duration of surgery and hospital stay will depend on the condition of the disease and your post-operative recovery.

Laparoscopic surgeries are performed with cutting-edge technology and ensure a quicker recovery time. They leave minimal scars, which keeps the procedure relatively pain-free.

Bariatric surgery can also be performed through your navel, making it a surgery with no visible scars. At Digestive Health Institute, we have practiced and mastered the art of single incision bariatric surgery and have performed the largest number in the world to date. The benefits are quicker recovery and complete confidentiality – there are no visible scars at all. Please speak to our medical team if you are keen to explore this option.

FAQs

We perform all procedures that may be required for treatment of various stomach cancers; our services include endoscopic surgery as well as laparoscopic procedures like wide local excision and partial and total gastrectomy.

Endoscopic surgery is recommended for patients with stomach polyps. Laparoscopic gastrectomy is the surgery done in case of stomach cancer. In case of tumors such as stromal tumors, a wide local excision is often recommended.

The advantages of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery are that the surgical cuts are much smaller and there is less handling of the organs during surgery. This means that you experience less pain and are able to move around quicker and more easily. All of this leads to quicker recovery.

FAQs

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is recommended for patients who have cancer of the colon or large intestines, rectum and anal canal. Oncologic surgery for colorectal cancers can be done laparoscopically.

What are the advantages of doing lap over open surgery? The advantages of laparoscopic surgery are smaller surgical cuts, better cosmetic outcome and less pain. There is also less handling of the intestines in laparoscopic surgery than open surgery, leading to faster overall recovery

The surgery may last 1 to 3 hours, depending on the condition of the disease being treated and the procedure being performed. On an average, you will be discharged 4 to 6 days after surgery. You can resume your normal routine within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, including climbing stairs, going back to work, driving, etc.

Laparoscopic surgeries are performed with cutting-edge technology and ensure a quicker recovery time. They leave minimal scars, which keeps the procedure relatively pain-free.

As the colon and rectum needs to be completely empty before surgery, you will be given a liquid medication to drink that will cleanse the intestines prior to surgery. You may also need to be on a liquid diet for a few days before undergoing surgery. A few patients with colon/rectal cancer may require the creation of a stoma, i.e. a part of the small or large intestine may need to be brought out on to the skin either temporarily or permanently. If this is required, our surgeons at the Digestive Health Institute will explain it to you in detail prior to surgery.

FAQs

We perform all types of liver resections, including anatomical resections such as right and left hepatectomy, right and left extended hepatectomies, left lateral segmentectomy and mono/bi-segmentectomy and non-anatomical resections like wedge excisions.

It is recommended for patients with liver cancers (hepato-cellular carcinoma), metastatic liver disease (cancers that have spread to the liver from other organs such as the colon, etc), and cholangiocarcinomas (cancer of the bile ducts).

Laparoscopic surgery offers a magnified view of the internal organs, which decreases the chances of injury and bleeding, and makes the surgery safer. The digestive function returns earlier and there is much less pain after laparoscopic than open surgery. All of this contributes to quicker recovery after laparoscopic surgery, as compared to open surgery.
In any laparoscopic surgery, there is no large cut and no open wounds. Since the entire surgery is performed through tiny cuts, the patient feels very little pain; the recovery period is shorter; and the cosmetic outcome is excellent.

For standard liver resections, you will need to stay in the hospital for 4 to 7 days. In the case of a more complex procedure like extended hepatectomy, the hospital stay may be about a week to 10 days.

The precautions for any liver resection include a pre-surgery estimation of the amount of liver that will be left behind. We will recommend certain tests that will help us plan a safe surgery for you.

There are various other treatment options available for cancers in the liver that are not suitable for surgery. In case the liver is cirrhotic, or there are multiple tumors, we offer non-surgical treatments such as radio-frequency ablation, trans-arterial chemo-embolisation and microwave ablation. Our surgical team is best equipped to advice you further on these.

Here’s what others had to say…

Bhavana Sarawal

(Mumbai,India)
PRE-OP WEIGHT

100 Kgs

CURRENT WEIGHT

67 Kgs

SURGERY TYPE

sleeve gastrectomy

SURGERY Date

november 06,2013

The issue with being overweight, other than your clothes not fitting, is how you constantly feel unhealthy. Everything around you is just slow and that eventually has a direct effect on how you think and behave. It affects your entire life.

I can’t thank DHI and the entire team there enough for helping me reduce over 30 Kgs in just a few months.

Truly. Thank you so so so much!

Sarla Sawaiwala

(Aurangabad,India)
PRE-OP WEIGHT

93.4 kgs

CURRENT WEIGHT

59.2 kgs

SURGERY TYPE

Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

SURGERY Date

28th March 2014

I have not only lost weight , but also do not need to be on insulin anymore. People actually pass by and don’t recognize me. Friends and relatives are very happy and supportive in my new journey.

Her husband adds in jokingly, The shape and size has changed so much that sometimes it’s just difficult to relate and remember that she is my wife

Anil Katara

(Mumbai,India)
PRE-OP WEIGHT

162 kgs

CURRENT WEIGHT

79 kgs

SURGERY TYPE

Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

SURGERY Date

28th June 2013

I was travelling abroad and the immigration did not believe that I was the same person in the passport photograph it was very tough for me to explain to him that I have lost weight and so look this way. He eventually complimented me and has asked me to change my passport. It was a great feeling.