Laparoscopic Oncosurgery offers a minimally invasive approach for the surgical management of cancers that develops in the abdominal and pelvic areas. It includes various procedures that aim at diagnosing, assessing and treating cancer by using detailed imaging guidance offered by a special fiber-optic instrument, known as a laparoscope. It is a thin, flexible tube that is fitted with a light source and a surgical camera on one of its ends. The laparoscope allows the doctors to navigate the concerned areas by generating live images that are used for guiding the equipment.
Cancers that can be treated following the laparoscopic approach
- Gastrointestinal cancers - It is an umbrella term used for a wide range of malignancies that affect the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. These include esophagea;l cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer and liver cancer
- Certain gynecological cancers - It is term used for malignancies that develop in the reproductive organs of the female found in the pelvic area, such as cervical cancer and ovarian cancer
Benefits of Laparoscopic Oncosurgery
- Minimal pain
- Less scarring
- Faster healing and recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced need of intensive care
- Early mobilization
- Reduced risks of complications linked with anesthesia
- Decreased need of painkillers
- Minimal blood loss.