To master this type of advanced surgical techniques, the surgeon must undergo extensive training and need years of experience. Dr. Samrat Jankar, a leading laparoscopic surgeon in Pune, has more than eight years of experience and is exceptionally proficient in this method. To date, he has successfully performed hundreds of laparoscopic surgeries with unparalleled precision and positive outcome. Being one of the best gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons in Pune, Dr. Samrat Jankar is well-versed in traditional open surgery and laparoscopic surgical treatments. He is known to provide the best evidence-based treatment to all his patients. His core priority lies in the highest standard of ethical and reliable care with compassion and empathy.
Now let us understand what laparoscopic surgery is?
Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery is an advanced technique for performing surgery. Generally, in conventional open surgery, the surgeon makes a single large incision to operate, whereas, in laparoscopic surgery, several small incisions are made, which measure around 0.5 to 1 cm. At the beginning of the procedure, the abdomen cavity is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to provide working and viewing space. Then tubular instruments known as a trochar are inserted through the incisions. Through them, specialized instruments and a special camera called a laparoscope is passed during the surgery. The surgeon can see detailed images of the abdomen on the high-resolution monitor, which are transmitted through the laparoscope. This helps the surgeon to operate with precision through smaller incisions.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
Dr. Samrat Jankar, a highly-proficient laparoscopic surgeon in Pune, always explains the advantages of laparoscopic surgery to his patients so that they can make an informed decision. Laparoscopy allows the surgeon to perform less-invasive, precise, and safe procedures.
Here are some of the benefits of laparoscopic surgery:
- Small incisions
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
- Reduced risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
Which surgeries can be done by laparoscopy?
Dr. Samrat Jankar is an outstanding laparoscopic surgeon in Pune. His forte is advanced laparoscopic GI surgeries.
Some of the laparoscopic surgeries provided by Dr. Samrat Jankar are:
1 . Colorectal surgery – Hemicolectomies, anterior resection & APR, rectopexy, diverticulitis surgery, and stoma creation & revision
2 . Upper GI – Fundoplication, diaphragmatic hernia repair, TVGJ, duodenal perforation repair, and cancer surgery for stomach and esophagus.
3 . Hepato – Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) surgery - Subtotal chole, cystogastrostomy, and hydatid cyst surgery.
4 . Bariatric surgery – Sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and Mini gastric bypass.
5 . Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair – TEP - Total extraperitoneal pre-peritoneal repair, and TAPP – Transabdominal pre-peritoneal repair.
6 . Laparoscopic Ventral hernia repair – IPOM - Intraperitoneal Onlay mesh repair, and e-TEP / TAR
Is laparoscopic surgery safe?
Laparoscopic surgery is as safe as conventional surgery. Before the surgery, Dr. Samrat Jankar, a dedicated laparoscopic surgeon in Pune, will inspect your abdomen to decide whether laparoscopic surgery can be safely performed or not. If he finds a large amount of inflammation or other factors that prevent a clear view of the organs, he may make a larger incision to operate safely.
What are the risks of laparoscopic surgery?
The potential risk of laparoscopic surgery are complications related to anesthesia, infection, and bleeding. Serious complications though rare, are:
- Injury to the blood vessel, intestines, bowel, bladder, or abdominal organs.
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Allergic reactions