Laparoscopy has long been a standard form of treatment for gynecologic diseases, but only in the past couple of decades has itshown promise in the treatment of a variety of general surgical disorders.
Standard operations like cholecystectomy and appendicectomy, which might be expected to keep the patient in the hospital for several days and out of work for several weeks. become much more attractive when performed by laparoscopic techniques.
Laparoscopy allows outpatient or overnight stays in the hospital and enables the patient to return to normal activity in a few days instead of a...Read More
OBESITY is an emerging health epidemic around the world.
Obesity is an excess of the total body fat, which results from caloric intake that exceeds energy usage. Other factors that contribute to a person’s body weight are age, gender, genetics, environmental factors, psychological factors, illness and medication.
Obesity is a long-term disease. If left untreated it may progress and become pathological thereby increasing the risk of developing other serious health problems like Type 2 diabetes, high blood presure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnoea and certain types of cancer.
A measurement used....Read More
Upper gastrointestinal surgery, often referred to as upper GI surgery, refers to a practise of surgery that focuses on the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, whereas keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery. Specific surgical instruments used in a laparoscopic surgery include: forceps, scissors, probes, dissectors, hooks, retractors and more Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery belong to the broader field of endoscopy.