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Q: 1. What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery involves the use of unique, small tools to enable surgeons to perform procedures through smaller incisions than large, and open incisions.

Q: 2. What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery ensures smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain, and scarring. It also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery.

Q: 3. What is Laparoscopy? (Laparoscopic surgery)

Laparoscopy is surgery done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes, tiny cameras and surgical instruments. It happens to be one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery.

Q: 4. Who is a Laparoscopy specialist? (Laparoscopic surgeon)

A laparoscopy specialist is one who has specialised in laparoscopy surgery and conducts minimally invasive surgery using very small tools and techniques so that the incision is not an open one.

Q: 5. What kind of surgeries are performed at Aster CMI Hospital?

They perform a whole spectrum of surgeries ranging from minimally invasive Laparoscopy to Robotic surgery. Some of the frequently performed surgeries include Hernia, Appendectomy, and Cholecystectomy.

Q: 6. What is Hernia?

When an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place, it is known as a hernia. For example, intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are common in the abdomen, upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. The treatment for Hernia involves Open surgery, Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic hernia repair, like laparoscopic surgery which uses a laparoscope, and is performed with small incisions.

Q: 7. What is appendectomy?

An appendectomy is a surgical operation in which the vermiform appendix is removed. Appendectomy is performed as an urgent or emergency procedure to treat acute appendicitis. It may be performed laparoscopically or as an open operation.

Q: 8. What is cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy is a common treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions. Cholecystectomy may be performed laparoscopically.

Q: 9. What are haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids (piles) are lumps occurring inside or around the anal canal (back passage) which contain swollen and enlarged blood vessels. You can relieve the mild pain, swelling and inflammation of haemorrhoids with home treatments. Some other treatments include eating high-fiber foods, usage of topical treatments, soak anal area regularly in a warm bath, keep the anal area clean, bathe (preferably) or shower daily to cleanse the skin around your anus gently with warm water, avoid alcohol-based or perfumed wipes, gently pat the area dry or use a hair dryer, don't use dry toilet paper. To help keep the anal area clean after a bowel movement, use moist or wet toilet paper that doesn't contain perfume or alcohol and Apply ice packs or cold compresses on your anus to relieve swelling.

Q: 10. What are fissures?

An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. The treatment for fissures is simple. Anal fissures often heal within a few weeks if you keep your stool soft, such as increasing your intake of fiber and fluids. Soaking in warm water for 10 to 20 minutes, especially after bowel movements, can promote healing.