Monday, 14 August 2017

Laparoscopic Surgery - Have a normal life soon after surgery

Laparoscopic surgery also referred as Keyhole surgery is a way of performing a surgery with the support of video camera and many thin instruments. Instead of making a large incision (or cut) for certain operations, surgeons make tiny incisions and insert thin instruments and a camera into an area, such as into the abdomen, to view the internal organs and repair or remove tissue.

The Laparoscopy procedure

In a laparoscopy, the surgeon will insert tiny fiber-optic instruments are inserted into the body through small surgical openings. Then inserts a video camera into the opening, which guides the surgeon to manipulate the instruments through other openings. Sometimes, the surgeon will make only one incision and all the instruments will be inserted through that incision which is known as single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS. The following are the steps of an abdominal laparoscopy:
  • After the patient gets asleep by giving anesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision near the navel and inserts a hollow, thin tube called a trocar through the incision. This tube extends from inside the abdomen to the outside.
  • Then the surgeon injects Carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen to expand it and to get room to view the organs.
  • The surgeon then inserts a laparoscope with a high-intensity light and very tiny camera,  into the abdomen through the trocar. The surgeon then views a large image from the camera on a monitor in the operating room.
  • Then the surgeon will insert other instruments through the other small incisions and manipulate these instruments to perform the procedure
  • Once the procedure is performed, the surgeon removes the instruments.
  • Finally the incisions are stitched closed, and bandages are placed over them.


Advantages of Laparoscopy Surgery

  • As this procedure is carried out by making small incisions, there will be a very less post operative pain as compared to open surgery.
  • After a Laparoscopic surgery, patients are not required to spend longer duration in the hospital.
  • Lower risk of surgical site infection.
  • Lower risk of an incisional hernia.
  • The patients can return back to their routine activities at a faster rate
Billroth Hospitals has a good team of skilled doctors who perform Laparoscopic Surgery in Chennai, using advanced technology. In the hospital, the  Best Laparoscopic Surgeons in Chennai, will treat your condition professionally & effectively with utmost care.

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Simplifying Hernia Treatment With Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Hernia is a common disorder occurring in both men and women. They are characterised by a hole or weakness in the abdominal wall through which the contents in the abdomen protrude outside, causing a bulge. They usually develop near the umbilicus, groin area or at the site of a prior abdominal surgery.  
The institute of gastroenterology at Billroth Hospital offers laparoscopic hernia repair in Chennai which is a widely popular surgical treatment procedure for management of hernia. The procedure helps in limiting the trauma usually associated with surgeries.

Causes of Hernia                                                                     

Hernia in the umbilicus region is mainly caused due to weak spot in the area that are present at the time of birth or due to an increased abdominal pressure that develops sue to a pregnancy or muscular strain.                                                                   
In men, hernia can develop near the blood vessels in the groin area. An increased muscle deterioration or strain can result in its development as well. Sites of prior surgeries can also provide weak spots which increase the risk of hernia development.                                                                  

The Need for Hernia Repair                                                                   

Hernia can obstruct the bowel movement, if the hernia sac obstructs the intestines. This can be fatal as there is an increased chance of peritonitis. Hernia is known to cause pain and discomfort while walking or standing for extended periods. Progressive enlargement of hernia can prove as a threat to health, necessitating its repair.


Laparoscopic Hernia Repair                                                                   

Laparoscopic hernia repair is an ideal management option as it eliminates the usual trauma and pain associated with conventional surgical procedures. The procedure, also called key hole surgery involves making small incisions in the abdominal area through which the laparoscope is inserted.                                                                   
The abdomen is filled with carbon dioxide, to inflate it which provides the surgeon with enough space to work inside. The hernia is viewed on a monitor attached to the equipment by the images transmitted through the laparoscope. The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed under general anaesthesia.   
Billroth Hospitals Chennai, is well equipped with a state of the art infrastructure and skilled doctors, well experienced in dealing with treatment procedures for hernia repair.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Appendicitis? Get Treated Right Away In Chennai!

Are you tired of the mysterious discomfort in the tummy? Have you experienced a loss of appetite and you are wondering why?  Do you suffer from constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting and none of the medicines have worked yet? Chances are that you may be suffering from appendicitis.

No one is absolutely certain about the function of the appendix. What we do know is that we can live without it without apparent consequences.For the best appendicitis treatment in Chennai, you can consider Billroth Gastroenterology Hospital 

What Causes Appendicitis?

The cause for appendicitis is unknown in many cases. We can also have multiple causes for any one case of appendicitis. Doctors believe that obstruction in the appendix may be of the causes. Obstruction may be either complete or partial. Complete obstruction needs emergency surgery.

What Are The Symptoms Of Appendicitis?

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Pain around the belly button
  • Lower right side abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • A sense you might feel better after passing stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Low-grade fever

How Can It Be Treated?

Treatment for appendicitis differs for different cases. In some cases, appendicitis may get better without even surgery. Treatment may involve only antibiotics and a liquid diet. In most though, surgery will be necessary. The type of surgery will depend on your case. If your abscess hasn’t ruptured, you might receive oral medicines first. 
Surgery may be necessary right away if you have a ruptured abscess or appendix. The Surgery to remove the appendix is called appendectomy.

Laparoscopic surgery can be performed by the doctor to perform this operation. Laparoscopy is less invasive which makes the recovery time shorter. However, open surgery might be imminent if you have peritonitis or an abscess.You can approach Billroth Gastroenterology Hospital because the top gastro specialists in Chennai, will treat your condition professionally & effectively with utmost care.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Get Relief from Stomach Cancer

Stomach (Gastric) cancer is a aliment in which cancer (malignant) cells are occurred in the stomach lining of upper stomach (abdomen) that is responsible for digestion of food. Most of stomach cancers are initiated from the cells that are producing mucus and other fluids and known as adenocarcinomas. Other kinds of stomach cancer are gastrointestinal stromal tumours’, gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, and lymphomas. A common cause of stomach cancer is a bacterial infection of bacteria H. pylori. 

Mostly stomach cancers are diagnosed on an advanced stage of cancer as these cancers do not show any kind of early symptoms or signs.  The major problem in stomach cancer is the possibility of its early diagnosis and due to this, it is high possible that cancer will spread into other organs and parts of the body and making treatment more difficult. If it is not treated on time, it may spread to other organs such as liver, lungs and other parts such as lymph nodes and bones.  Stomach cancer is common in older people, men, individual having family history of the disease, and smokers.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

  • bloody stools
  • vomiting/nausea
  • jaundice
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • regular heartburn
  • constant bloating
  • stomach pain after having meal
  • extreme fatigue

Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer 

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests such as CT scans and X-ray

Treatment Methods 

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immuno therapy such as mediation and vaccines
  • Stomach surgery
The accurate treatment method for stomach cancer is highly depend on its place of origin, age of the patient, patient overall health, and stage of cancer.
Billroth Hospitals, Chennai has a good infrastructure and a team of skilled doctors to treat stomach cancer. The hospital uses advanced technology and patient centric care at affordable rates.
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Laparoscopic Surgery - Have a normal life soon after surgery

Laparoscopic surgery  also referred as Keyhole surgery is a way of performing a surgery with the support of video camera and many thin ins...