What are some disadvantages of endoscopic surgery?

Open for debate. Surgery is an ever evolving discipline and less invasive modalities such as endoscopic technique decrease overall trauma to the patient. As newer techniques are constantly evolving, lack of a standard is a big disadvantage. Having gone through the evolution myself, i miss the actual tactile component of surgery. Nothing is as gentle as your surgeon's hands when dealing with very delicate tissue.

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What is an endoscopic surgery for?

Laparoscopic surgery. You probably mean laparoscopic surgery and it can be used from anything including knees surgery to thyroid surgery to abdominal surgery to brain surgery. Read more...

What are some medical procedures that can be performed by endoscopic surgery?

Terms. video thoracoscope Laparoscope Bladder scope Upper and lower intestinal scopes Look at , remove, biopsy, almost all bowel, kidney, and body cavities. Commonly laparoscopic. Gallbladder, appendix, tubes. Chest removal of fluid, small lung lesions, biopsies. Read more...

When is endoscopic surgery for a herniated disk possible?

When it is probably. Going to get better with non operative treatment. Ideally, you want to have at least 12 weeks of nonop care as 90% of herniated discs get better. For discs that persistent especially if very far to the side of the spinal canal & not too big, then those would be candidate for this surgery- the same indications for a microdisectomy - leg pain worse than back pain c/w a disc herniation seen on mri. Read more...
WHEN. The patient has radicular pain consistent with a disc herniation and specific nerve root compression/irritation that has not responded to a well directed conservative treatment program. A decompressive laminotomy & discectomy may be the treatment of choice. An endoscopic approach is a minimal invasive approach to the surgical care. Read more...

What's endoscopic sinus surgery and is there a non-endoscopic surgery?

Endoscopic=Cameras. Endoscopic sinus surgery is sinus surgery done with cameras, and usually done via the nostrils for access (no incisions). Almost 100% of all sinus surgery is done endoscopically because it offers better visualization of the sinuses, no incisions, faster recovery, less bleeding, the list goes on. Rarely an incision is necessary for severe sinus disease, but this is easily <1%. Read more...
Minimally invasive. Endoscopic sinus surgery means using a telescope with a camera to look in the nose while doing surgery. It makes the surgery safer and easier. Read more...

What can I or cannot do after my septoplasy & endoscopic surgery? .Im a heavy weightlifter & cyclist is 2wks recovery ok to start back exercising?

Yes. Typically i let my patients go back to full unrestricted activity at ten days. The risk of postop hemorrhage is negligible at this time. I would have you show courtesy to your surgeon by asking him or her what they would recommend. It might be a prompt to be more thorough with future patients. Read more...

Should I wait until after my period to have endoscopic surgery?

Depends. Do you mean laparoscopic surgery (small incisions in your abdomen)? If you are having an operation on your uterus, tubes, or ovaries, the position in your cycle may make a difference. Endoscopic surgery makes no incisions anywhere on your body and is done with telescopes and whether you are having your period is not relevant. Ask your surgeon for details. Read more...