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Open Approach Cholecystectomy
Anatomy: If you can't get there (safely) from here (the belly button), due to excessive scar tissue, odd anatomy, or other factors, then open cholecystectomy is chosen. Sometimes there are factors that can not be determined until the procedure has started, and the surgeon looks inside. Roughly about 10% or less of laparoscopic procedures get converted to open ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?
Laparoscopic surgery: Cholecystectoy-is taking the gall bladder out. Open surgery is by making a big enough incision to operate and sowing it back together. Lapaproscope is a very thin flexible instrument with a camera at the end. The surgeon makes 3-4 small incisions, and operates under vision guided by the camera. In right hands the recovery period is shorter with less trauma to the patient. ...Read more
How it's done.: The difference is that open cholecystectomy is done through a large incision in the abdominal wall using direct visualization and hand held instruments , while laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done through a much smaller set of incisions, using a fiber optic scope and remote instruments. Typically, laparoscopic surgery results in patients having shorter recovery times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.
Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more
Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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