Laparoscopic Surgery Advanced & General
What is laparoscopy?
During a laparoscopic procedure, several small incisions are made in the abdomen. Carbon dioxide gas is passed into the abdominal cavity in order to move the abdominal wall away from the organs and therefore create a larger area in which to work. Through one of the incisions, the surgeon then inserts a laparoscope. This is a tiny camera that projects the images it records onto a large monitor, allowing the surgeon to see inside of the body without having to make a long incision. The advantages of laparoscopy are numerous and include the following:
- Less pain and siscomfort after surgery
- Faster recovery
- Smaller, more discrete scars
- Reduced risk of some complications
In addition to his training in General surgery, Dr Bhoyrul trained for 3 years in Advanced laparoscopic surgery, and co-edited one of the original textbooks on the subject. Advanced laparoscopy involves suturing, stapling, bowel resection, solid organ surgery, surgery for reflux, cancer, colon resection, and weight loss surgery. An example of they type of surgery our doctors perform at our La Jolla practice, convenient to both metro San Diego and North County, are the procedures used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions that typically afflict patients who suffer from GERD. Contact our practice today to learn more about treating GERD and its symptoms, including heartburn, sour-tasting regurgitation, belching, upper-abdominal pain, and chronic coughing, through laparoscopic surgery. Other examples include weight loss surgery, surgery to remove solid organs (like the spleen or adrenal glands), removal of part of the colon, stomach or intestines, and repair of incisional hernias.