Laparoscopy surgery is an advanced surgical treatment technique where doctors don’t make any big cuts on the belly or chest. The surgery is also known as keyhole surgery as this surgery is conducted using small cuts on the chest or on the belly. Doctors use small hollow tubes to pass a camera and instruments through to conduct this surgery successfully. This Laparoscopy Surgery in Children involves a small incision so that your child does not face severe pain.
Laparoscopy is one of the most effective methods to diagnose chronic abdominal pain when no-invasive methods fail to diagnose the problem. There are some cases in which imaging technology helps in diagnosing abdominal problems. Several Imaging technologies are used, like Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan, etc. However, these all have their shortcomings. Sometimes doctors may also suggest taking a biopsy. Doctors often suggest laparoscopic surgery to examine the appendix, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, etc.
Benefits that all need to know
If doctors suggest that your kids need to have Laparoscopic surgery, you need to understand the following benefits:
- The prime advantage of this surgery is less pain and early recovery.
- Keyhole surgery is available with good aesthetic healing.
- It will decrease the duration of hospitalization.
- Kids can join their school and classes within a few days.
Challenges in Laparoscopy Surgery in Children
In general, laparoscopic surgery is an easy and smooth technique, but sometimes this surgery also involves some risks. Sometimes, some parts of the body can get injured due to this keyhole surgery. However, the chances of this injury are just 1% or less than that.
Hence, it is suggested that parents should follow the post-operative advice accordingly.
About Dr.Vishesh Dikshit
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit is one of the well-known Pediatric Surgeon in Pune. His main areas of interest are Pediatric Minimal Access Surgeries, Pediatric Colorectal Diseases, and Pediatric Urinary Stone Disease. He has 17+ years of experience in the medical field.
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit has extensive experience performing traditional and minimal access surgeries for a variety of complex neonatal and pediatric diseases. In particular, he is interested in Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery (through Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Genitourinary-scopy), Pediatric Colorectal diseases (including Hirschprung’s disease and Anorectal Abnormalities), and pediatric Urology Disease.