Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery

Laparoscopy for Pancreatitis

A Laparoscopic surgery is performed by using just 3 or 4 half-inch or one-inch incisions instead of one large incision. Fine surgical instruments are used to carve out a tumor or to remove an entire section of a gland, after the nearby blood vessels are controlled.

The laparoscopic management of pancreatitis is one of the most challenging especially when we consider of pancreatic resection.

Our pancreas is located deep and in the centre of our abdomen. Also, pancreas is the softest organ in our abdomen and has a “wet sponge” like texture. This makes it a unique organ for the surgeons to conquer. The pancreas lacks a capsule, or a covering, and is thus prone to bleed or leak juices with even a small degree of rough handling.

Hence, it is always better to get this surgery performed by a specialist who is familiar with the standard tissue handling techniques for the pancreas

Advantages of Laparoscopic Treatment

Here are some of the benefits of opting for a laparoscopic surgery of the pancreatitis

  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Lower rates of blood transfusion
  • Quicker return to activity and work
  • Increased likelihood of preserving the spleen
  • Lower rates of wound infections and other complications
  • Lower rates of subsequent hernia development
  • Minimal scaring

Right Candidates for Laparoscopic Treatment

Doctors generally recommend laparoscopic surgery for patients who have tumors at the pancreas tail. The candidacy for this type of treatment is determined by reviewing your CT scan images. Larger tumors present in any part of the pancreas for which an open operation is required can be started laparoscopically in order to look for cancer spread before making the large incision. This helps you to avoid large incision at a time when comfort is the goal.

When to See a Doctor?

HSeek an appointment with your doctor if you have persistent abdominal pain. You need immediate medical help if your abdominal pain is so severe that you are unable to sit still or find a position that makes you more comfortable

Our Specialist

Dr. Nitish Jhawar

Fellow Advance Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellow Colorectal Surgery USA
Senior Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon
Phone No: +91 9322 229 159
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