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All About Inguinal Hernia!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata

Overview
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. An inguinal hernia isn’t necessarily dangerous. It doesn’t improve on its own, however, and can lead to life-threatening complications. Your doctor is likely to recommend surgery to fix an inguinal hernia that’s painful or enlarging. Inguinal hernia repair is a common surgical procedure.

Symptoms-
Inguinal hernia signs and symptoms include:

  • A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more obvious when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain
  • A burning or aching sensation at the bulge
  • Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting
  • A heavy or dragging sensation in your groin
  • Weakness or pressure in your groin
  • Occasionally, pain and swelling around the testicles when the protruding intestine descends into the scrotum


Incarcerated hernia
If you aren’t able to push a hernia in, the contents of a hernia can be trapped (incarcerated) in the abdominal wall. An incarcerated hernia can become strangulated, which cuts off the blood flow to the tissue that’s trapped. A strangulated hernia can be life-threatening if it isn’t treated.

Signs and symptoms of a strangulated hernia include:

  • Nausea, vomiting or both
  • Fever
  • Sudden pain that quickly intensifies
  • A hernia bulge that turns red, purple or dark
  • Inability to move your bowels or pass gas

Signs and symptoms in children-
Inguinal hernias in newborns and children result from a weakness in the abdominal wall that’s present at birth. Sometimes the hernia will be visible only when an infant is crying, coughing or straining during a bowel movement. He or she might be irritable and have less appetite than usual.
In an older child, a hernia is likely to be more apparent when the child coughs, strains during a bowel movement or stands for a long period.

Causes-
Some inguinal hernias have no apparent cause. Others might occur as a result of:

  • Increased pressure within the abdomen
  • A pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall
  • A combination of increased pressure within the abdomen and a pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall
  • Straining during bowel movements or urination
  • Strenuous activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic coughing or sneezing


Risk factors-
Factors that contribute to developing an inguinal hernia include:

  • Being male. Men are eight times more likely to develop an inguinal hernia than are women.
  • Being older. Muscles weaken as you age.
  • Being white.
  • Family history. You have a close relative, such as a parent or sibling, who has the condition.
  • A chronic cough, such as smoking.
  • Chronic constipation. Constipation causes straining during bowel movements.
  • Pregnancy. Being pregnant can weaken the abdominal muscles and cause increased pressure inside your abdomen.
  • Premature birth and low birth weight.
  • Previous inguinal hernia or hernia repair. Even if your previous hernia occurred in childhood, you’re at higher risk of developing another inguinal hernia.

Complications-
Complications of an inguinal hernia include:

  • Pressure on surrounding tissues-  Most inguinal hernias enlarges over time if not repaired surgically. In men, large hernias can extend into the scrotum, causing pain and swelling.
  • Incarcerated hernia- If the contents of a hernia become trapped in the weak point in the abdominal wall, it can obstruct the bowel, leading to severe pain, nausea, vomiting, and the inability to have a bowel movement or pass gas.
  • Strangulation- An incarcerated hernia can cut off blood flow to part of your intestine. Strangulation can lead to the death of the affected bowel tissue. A strangulated hernia is life-threatening and requires immediate surgery.

Treatment-

  • Open hernia repair- In this procedure, which might be done with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding tissue back into your abdomen. The surgeon then sews the weakened area, often reinforcing it with a synthetic mesh (hernioplasty). The opening is then closed with stitches, staples or surgical glue. After the surgery, you’ll be encouraged to move about as soon as possible, but it might be several weeks before you’re able to resume normal activities.

 

  • Laparoscopy- In this minimally invasive procedure, which requires general anesthesia, the surgeon operates through several small incisions in your abdomen. Gas is used to inflate your abdomen to make the internal organs easier to see. A small tube equipped with a tiny camera (laparoscope) is inserted into one incision. Guided by the camera, the surgeon inserts tiny instruments through other incisions to repair a hernia using synthetic mesh. People who have laparoscopic repair might have less discomfort and scarring after surgery and a quicker return to normal activities. However, some studies indicate that hernia recurrence is more likely with laparoscopic repair than with open surgery.

Tips To Deal With Abdominal Laparoscopy!

Dr. Srikrishna Das 90% (23 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship In Laparoscopic & Robotic Onco-Surgery, Fellowship In bariatric surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S
General Surgeon, Delhi
Tips To Deal With Abdominal Laparoscopy!

The outcome and the procedure of an abdominal laparoscopic surgery vary among patients. The extent of the surgery, the length of the procedure, the surgeon, the hospital nursing staff, and a number of other factors vary with each patient.

Moreover, the recovery or the healing time also varies among patients. What applies to one patient may not apply to another. Generally speaking, surgeons will tell you that it takes only a few days to recover from a laparoscopic surgery, but this is not true to specific cases as in many cases, the recovery time has been longer than expected. So, a laparoscopic surgery is subjective to the health of the patient and the extent of the procedure; however, there are some tips that may prove to be helpful for you to deal with a laparoscopic surgery and to improve your healing process.

Here are some useful tips that you can follow before the surgical procedure.

  • After you have consulted your doctor and made up your mind on the procedure, then it will be useful to watch some surgery videos and read about the procedure to prepare yourself mentally. The videos can be gory and hence discretion must be maintained.
  • You can read blogs by patients who have undergone laparoscopic surgery to get a better understanding of the procedure and its implications.
  • Eight hours prior to the procedure, do not drink or eat anything.
  • Ask someone to accompany you on the day of the procedure.
  • Make sure that you fix a pre-op appointment with the surgeon to clear any doubts about the surgery, anesthesia or any such concern.
  • You can shave the part of your body where the surgery will be performed by yourself or be prepared for someone else to do the same at the hospital.
  • Prepare your hospital bag with the necessary items and inform the person accompanying you about the items in your bag.

Here are some useful tips that you can follow after the surgery.

  • Keep yourself active after the procedure to enhance the healing process and to relieve any flatulence.
  • Stick to comfortable clothing and preferably loose clothes.
  • Avoid taking a bath for a week or as advised by your surgeon.
  • To avoid constipation and to stay hydrated drink at least 2-3 liters of water a day.
  • Hold a pillow against your stomach to lessen the pain while sneezing or coughing.
  • Don’t get up straight from your bed. Roll sideways and use the support of your arm to stand up.
  • Avoid driving for at least 2 weeks.
  • Go for regular check-ups with your surgeon or doctor to ensure that the incisions are healing properly.
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Laparoscopic Surgery - Reasons Behind Performing It!

Dr. Ashish Pitale 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
Laparoscopic Surgery - Reasons Behind Performing It!

Laparoscopic Surgery, also known as Keyhole Surgery, is a minimally invasive technique in which operations are performed through small incisions made far from the location of surgey. 

Laparoscopic Surgery has many advantages over the traditional open surgery procedures. It is reliable,has lower risk of complications and reduces the chances of increased pain and bleeding. The small incisions made while performing this operation enables a faster recovery. 

How is it performed? 

Laparoscopic Surgery is performed with the help of an instrument called Laparoscope. It has a thin tube-like structure and long with a camera at the end of it along with a light source. The laparoscope is inserted into the body through a small cut. that allows doctors to visualise the inside of the abdomen with magnification and perform surgery by watching real time video on the medical monitor using special long instruments which are inserted using very small cuts. 

Reasons Behind Performing Laparoscopic Surgery For Diagnosis:

Abdominal Problems are usually diagnosed by using non invasive modalities such as MRI, CT scan, and Ultrasound technology. If these fail to provide enough information, then laparoscopic surgery is performed for a better diagnosis of the condition. It can also be performed in a case when the doctors need a sample of tissue from a part of the abdomen. 

For Treatment : 

Laparoscopic surgery is preferred in Gallbladder removal for gall bladder stones (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) , for repair of different types of abdominal wall hernias.(Laparoscopic hernia repairs) , for removing an inflamed appendix (Laparoscopic Appendicectomy) , for removal of diseased uterus (Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) and also surgery for weight loss (Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery) 

The main advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery are : 

  • Early Recovery 
  • Less Pain 
  • Better Cosmetic Result 
  • Early Return to Work 
  • Less Infection Rate 
  • Reduced Hospital Costs. 

Laparoscopic Surgery is safe and trusted by many surgeons worldwide and has resulted in paradigm shift in the treatment of patients requiring surgery. 

New Developments : 

  1. Hand-assist laparoscopy: Hand Access Devices are new Laparoscopic devices which help the doctor perform various functions by having their hand inside the surgical location. Such hand-assist surgeries are called the hand-assist laparoscopy and are used in surgeries like colon removal and kidney removal. 
  2. Robot Assisted Surgery: This is surgery in which the procedure is carried out by robotic arms and instruments which are controlled by a surgeon sitting on a control centre.It results in a high precision surgery and difficult areas can be accessed.
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An Overview Of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery!

Dr. Nimisha S Kantharia 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB, FNB - Minimal Access Surgery, MRCS, FIAGES, FMAS.Laparoscopy, FALS Bariatric Surgery
Bariatrician, Mumbai
An Overview Of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery!

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall due to a weakness of its muscle layers.The inner most layer of the abdominal wall, called peritoneum, forms a sac and pushes through the weakened area. This results in the internal organs such as omentum (fat) or intestines, slipping into the sac, causing a swelling, pain and other problems. Hernias can occur in both men and women. Apart from natural areas of weakness of the abdomen, such as the umbilicus (navel/belly-button), a hernia may get triggered by lifting of heavy weights, constant coughing, weight gain, due to straining during irregular bowel movement and weakness at site of previous surgical scars.

Many hernias originate near the groin (inguinal and femoral hernias). Other common locations for a hernia are near the navel/belly-button (umbilical hernias), in the upper abdomen (epigastric hernia) and at the scars due to previous surgery (incisional hernia).

What are the symptoms?

Some of the common symptoms of a hernia include:

  • Swelling which increases in size on standing and during activity, but decreases after lying down
  • Bulge near the groin area
  • Dull ache near the groin area
  • Sharp pain while lifting weight
  • Painful swelling
  • Severe pain associated with nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever, redness around the swelling may signal an emergency

How is a laparoscopic hernia performed?

This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and so the patient doesn’t feel a thing while the surgery is being performed. It is essential for a doctor to do a routine medical check-up that evaluates the general health of the patient, past medical history, EKG, blood work etc.

This mode of surgery uses a telescope-like instrument known as the laparoscope. With the help of a small incision, the laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen. A video camera is connected to the instrument to get a detailed inside view of a hernia and the area that needs to be repaired. Two or three additional tiny cuts of around 5 mm are made so that thin instruments can be inserted to perform the surgery. A mesh is placed inside the abdomen to fix the defects of the abdominal wall and strengthen the weakened tissue of the abdomen. Once the procedure is done, the incisions that are made in the abdomen is closed with the help of surgical tapes, or absorbable sutures.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are quite evident.

1. Few tiny incisions are made rather than making a large incision in the abdominal area.

2. The pain is significantly less compared to the conventional surgery.

3. Speedy recovery – the patient can walk around within a few hours after surgery

4. Shorter hospital stay

5. Early return to work, within few days after surgery

6. Better cosmetic results What to expect after the surgery

The patient can move around and even walk a few hours after surgery. Very often liquids are started on the same day, and patient can consume a normal diet the next day itself. Doctors often suggest a few days of rest at home after the surgery. The healing time can vary from person to person. A surgeon typically prescribes antibiotics and pain medications to cope up with the wound and pain. It must be ensured that these medicines are taken on time. A revisit to the surgeon might be required after a about ten days to assess the recovery.

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Best General Surgeons in Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

A general surgeon has special expertise in abdomen problems and general anatomy. Best General Surgeons in Gurgaon are specialised in treating trauma surgeries and surgeries related to organs,  gallbladder, colon, appendix bones. Below is the list of best general surgeons in Gurgaon:

1. Dr. Ashish Pitale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 900

Dr Ashish Pitale is a Senior Consultant Surgeon with 27 years of experience. He specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery and has also done a fellowship in Bariatric surgery. He is trained from UK for higher surgical training where he got hands on experience in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic, Thyroid and Breast surgery. He currently practices at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon and his own clinic in Dwarka, Delhi. In his vast experience he has traveled several complicated cases. 

2. Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor has over 10 years of experience in the field of laparoscopic and laser Surgeon. He is also a certified in Laser Proctology and Varicose Veins Surgery. He is known for use of latest technology to treat his patients and is holistic in his approach. He currently practices at Pristyn Care Laser Clinic. His areas of expertise are laser treatment of piles, fistula, fissure, varicose vein treatment. 

3. Dr. Gaurav Bansal

MBBS, MS-General Surgery , FMAS, FIAGES

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 700

Dr. Gaurav Bansal is amongst the best Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Gurgaon. He is associated with many hospitals like Primus Hospital- Delhi, C K BIRLA , Artemis Hospital, W Pratiksha and Greenwoods Health Centre. His special interest are doing laparoscopic surgeries related to Gallbladder, Hernia, Piles surgery, Fistula, Fissure, Hydrocoele, Gastro Intestinal Surgery , all minor surgeries and Breast surgery. 

4. Dr. Rusy Bhalla

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹1200 

Dr. Rusy Bhalla is a well known General Surgeon who is practicing from 28 years in these fields. He is currently associated with W Pratiksha Hospital, Gugaon. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

5. Dr. Vikrant Sharma

MS - General Surgery, MD - Physician, FNB In Minimal Access Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹300 

Dr. Vikrant Sharma is a well known laparoscopic surgeon and is currently director of advanced laparoscopic surgery centre at Meenakshi Hospital, Kaushambi. He has Done Fellowship In Bariatric Surgery from Mohak Bariatrics and robotics, Indore which is amongst the most reputed center for obesity surgery. He has also specializes in all kind of minimal access procedures like Bariatric surgeries, Colorectal, Gynecological and Gynae-oncosurgeries. 

6. Dr. Avaneesh Hasiza

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹500 

Dr Avaneesh Hasiza is amongst the reputed laparoscopic surgeon in Gurgaon. He has more than 15 years of experience and has conducted several hundred surgeries. His area of intrest are removal of gallbladder stone,all types of hernia, abdominal tumours and obstruction surgeries. He is known for the use of the most advanced and best techniques called MIPH or Stapler Piles Surgery for treating appendix and piles surgery. 

7. Dr. Rajiv Parakh

FRCS, M.B.B.S., MS (Surgery)

Consultation fees: ₹1200

Dr. Rajiv Parakh is a General Surgeon who has 36 years of experience. He has been awarded several awards and has been honoured by several institutes like Sushil Malik Oration - Indian Medical Association, SDB Prof. Hari Vaishnava Oration By Delhi Medical Association, Sushil Malik Oration by Indian Medical Association. He is the founder member of Vascular Society of India, Endovascular Intervention Society of India and is a Life Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He was elected as Secretary of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, New York, USA in 2007. He currently practices at Medenta hospital. His areas of specialization are Carotid Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Below the Knee Angioplasty and Vascular Trauma.

8. Dr. A.K. Kriplani

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. A.K. Kriplani has 41 years of experience and has held some very reputed positions like President and trustee of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons. He is recipient of more than 20 Awards, honours and orations. He is also the first surgeon in India to perform advance surgeries like laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy and laparoscopic whipple's pancreaticoduodenectomy. He has trained hundreds of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery from India and across different countries.

Best Surgeon in Delhi!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

A general surgeon are expert at performing various surgeries of various body organs like gallbladder, gastric disorders, thyroid gland and soft tissue surgery. Here are best surgeons in Delhi, who you can consult:

1. Dr. C.S. Ramachandran

FICS, FCCP (USA), DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. C.S. Ramachandran has 45 years of experience as laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Noble Medicare and Dr. Ramachandran Clinic.

Consultation fees:  ₹1500

2. Dr. Manish K Gupta

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, FIAGES

Dr. Manish K Gupta has 14 years of experience and is an Advance Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. His main area of interest is the laparoscopic management of gallbladder, hernia, colo-rectal surgery & Bariatric surgery (obesity or weight loss surgery). He has been awarded as best doctor award in 2008 at Fortis Hospital. He is an active member of various medical associations. He is also associated with New Life Clinic, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-2150

3. Dr. Vijay Arora

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr Vijay Arora has over 50 years of experience surgeon in New Delhi. He specialises in laparoscopic procedures related to oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He is an active member of many prestigious organisations and associations. He is also associated with Sama Nursing Home, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹2000

4. Dr. Saket Goel

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS

Dr. Saket Goel has more than 21 years of experience and is currently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Goel's Clinic. He has done several fellowships at national and international level. He has performed several surgeries like- laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, inguinal, ventral, appendicectomy. He is also known for his successful bariatric surgeries. 

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

5. Dr. Srikrishna Das

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Srikrishna Das is a General Surgeon with 15 years of experience and currently practices at  Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

6. Dr. Ashish Pitale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr Ashish Pitale has 27 years of experience and has special expertise in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery including Bariatric ( Weight Loss) surgery. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics across Delhi- NCR.

Consultation fees:  ₹500-900

7. Dr. Binod Samal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Laparoscopic, Burns & Plastic

Dr. Binod Samal is a General Surgeon with 28 years of experience. He currently practices at New Life Centre For Surgery in IP Extension, Delhi. He is a specialist who deals with burn cases and plastic surgery. He is a member of Delhi Medical Council and Medical Council of India (MCI).

Consultation fees:  ₹600

8. Dr. Pankaj Sharma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Pankaj Sharma is amongst the leading Bariatric surgeon in Delhi, India with 25 years of experience. He is associated with Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi. His areas of expertise include Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (for Severe Obesity), Metabolic Surgery (for Diabetes) and GI Surgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-1000

9. Dr. Shailender Kumar Jain

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Jain has 17 years of experience and is a very reputed name in West Delhi. He has performed thousands of successful surgeries with special focus on laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is currently practicing at Surgical Solution, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹400

10. Dr. Rahul Sinha

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery )

Dr. Rahul Sinha has 21 years of experience as laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Apollo and Max Super Speciality hospital.

Consultation fees:  ₹300- 850

Best Surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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5 Things You Should Know About Laparoscopic Surgery!

Dr. Niranjan P 91% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery )
General Surgeon, Bangalore
5 Things You Should Know About Laparoscopic Surgery!

Laparoscopic surgery is also known as minimally invasive surgery. It leads to a lesser amount of pain after the surgery, and therefore requires less medication also. It reduces the possibility of hemorrhage, thereby, lowering the possibility of requiring blood transfusion. The smaller length and depth of the incision also means that the patient recovers from the surgery faster than usual. There is also a lesser chance of contracting infections because a larger number of organs remain unexposed and therefore uncontaminated. Laparoscopic surgeries also cause smaller, lighter scars once the surgery wound heals completely.

However, as with any surgery, complications may occur during the course of laparoscopic surgery.

  1. Wound infection: Even though laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and the possibility of contracting infections is considerably less, the wound is capable of getting infected. Hence, it is essential to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene recommendations provided by the concerned medical staff. It is also assumed that the surgeons would prevent this possibility by maintaining strict protocols regarding this issue on their part.
  2. Bruising: After surgery, depending on the type and duration of the procedure, the patient is always advised to follow certain restrictions regarding mobility and restriction of normal day to day functioning. These rules must be followed in order to prevent the possibility of bruising after a laparoscopic surgery.
  3. Hematoma formation: A hematoma is an accumulation of blood outside the blood vessel. This is not normal at all and requires urgent inspection and treatment. This is a relatively common complication that happens after a laparoscopic surgical procedure. Precautions are taken by surgeons to avoid this but it may still occur. It needs to be diagnosed early, and then the bleeding vessel needs to be emobilized selectively in order to reduce any further complication of this type.
  4. Anesthesia related complications: To prevent anesthesia related complications during laparoscopic surgery, it is essential that procedures related to the airways, ventilation, analgesia, antimetics are followed in the preoperative state.
  5. Injury: Any injury that may be inflicted on the blood vessels present in the walls of the abdomen or on the sidewall in the pelvic region, as well as injuries in the bowel area and the urinary tract. Proper protocol must be followed by the doctor to avoid such complications as much as possible.
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Laparoscopic Surgery: Myths You Should Not Pay Heed To!

Dr. Yogendra Kumar 88% (56 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Laparoscopic Surgery: Myths You Should Not Pay Heed To!

Laparoscopic surgery is also known as minimal invasive surgery. The smaller length and depth of the incision leads to faster recovery than usual. It causes smaller, lighter scars once the surgery wound heals completely.

In the procedure, small tubes, surgical instruments and video cameras are used for operations through small incisions or cuts in your body. The procedure has become very popular in recent times.

However, there are some myths around it which you shouldn't believe:

Myth: If you've undergone multiple abdominal surgeries in the past, you can't opt for a laparoscopy.

The truth is that you can go for a laparoscopy even if you've gone through multiple surgeries previously, irrespective of the location or size of the previous incisions. This is done through the use of a special instrument, called a microlaparscope that enables safe entry into the abdomen of the patient.

Myth: If you're overweight or underweight, you can't undergo a laparoscopy

No matter if you're obese or too thin, you can still undergo a laparoscopy as the tools used for this surgical procedure are available in different lengths and sizes, and can be adjusted as per the body type of the patient before the incision is made.

Myth: The images taken through a laparoscope are of poor quality This is not true. In fact, the visuals obtained through a laparoscope are clearer and much more accurate when compared to those obtained via an open surgery. The visuals of a video laparoscopy provide a detailed magnification of even those parts of the area that are inaccessible by the human eye.

Besides, you should also be aware of the complications to deal with the procedure better post surgery:

  1. Bruising: After surgery, depending on the type and duration of the procedure, the patient is always advised to follow certain restrictions regarding mobility and restriction of normal day-to-day functioning. These rules must be followed in order to prevent the possibility of bruising after a Laparoscopic surgery.
  2. Hematoma formation: A hematoma is an accumulation of blood outside the blood vessel. This is not normal at all and requires urgent inspection and treatment. This is a relatively common complication that happens after a Laparoscopic surgical procedure. Precautions are taken by surgeons to avoid this but it may still occur. It needs to be diagnosed early, and then the bleeding vessel needs to be embolized selectively in order to reduce any further complication of this type.
  3. Injury inflicted: Any injury that may be inflicted on the blood vessels present in the walls of the abdomen or on the sidewall in the pelvic region, as well as injuries in the bowel area and the urinary tract must be avoided. Proper protocol must be followed by the doctor to avoid such complications as much as possible.
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Best Surgeon in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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