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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic Surgery is the commonest and one of the mostly used modes of surgeries in the world at present. In many processes of operation this mode of Endoscopic treatment is applied. The commonest forms of operation using Endoscope are:
  #   Endoscopic Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery
  #   Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  #   Gall Bladder Removal
  #   Tubal Ligation
  #   Knee Surgery

What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopy is a surgical technique that involves the use of an endoscope, a special viewing instrument that allows a surgeon to see images of the body's internal structures through very small incisions.

Endoscopic surgery has been used for decades in a number of different procedures, including gallbladder removal, Tubal ligation, and knee surgery. However, in the world of plastic surgery, endoscopic instruments have recently been introduced. Plastic surgeons believe the technique holds great promise, but further study is needed to establish its effectiveness, especially over the long-term. As important research continues, endoscopy is being used on a limited basis for both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Endoscopy in Cosmetic Surgery:

There are certain Procedures in Cosmetic Surgery where an Endoscope is readily used.
The following surgeries refer to endoscopy:

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck): Endoscopy is sometimes used as an add-on for selected patients who have lost abdominal muscle tone. Endoscopy is generally not used in patients who have a significant amount of loose abdominal skin.

Breast augmentation: Inserted through a small incision in the underarm or the navel, an endoscope can assist the surgeon in positioning breast implants within the chest wall. Endoscopy may also assist in the correction of capsular contracture and in the evaluation of existing implants.

Facelift: Although the traditional facelift operation is still the best choice for most patients, certain selected individuals may benefit from an endoscopically assisted procedure. The endoscope may also assist in the positioning of cheek and chin implants.

Forehead lift: Of all the cosmetic procedures that use endoscopy, forehead lift is the one which plastic surgeons more commonly perform. Instead of the usual ear-to-ear incision, three or more "puncture-type" incisions are made just at the hairline.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

Endoscopic Surgery for Sinustitis in Children is a commonly used technique and treatment to cure one out of Sinustitis. Surgery is considered for the small percentage of children with severe or persistent sinusitis symptoms despite medical therapy. Using an instrument called an endoscope; the ENT surgeon opens the natural drainage pathways of your child's sinuses and makes the narrow passages wider. This also allows for culturing so that antibiotics can be directed specifically against your child's sinus infection. Opening up the sinuses and allowing drainage and air to circulate usually results in a reduction in the number and severity of sinus infections. Doctor may advise removing adenoid tissue from behind the nose as part of the treatment for sinusitis.

Endoscopic Gall Bladder Removal:

With the recent advent of endoscopic laser cholecystectomy, gallbladder removal has been transformed into a minimally invasive operative procedure. Earlier one procedure was converted from the endoscopic technique to a standard open cholecystectomy after the gallbladder was accidentally punctured by the grasping forceps. Compared with traditional methods, the endoscopic technique resulted in decreased morbidity and discomfort, a shorter hospital stay, minimal scarring, and a faster return to work.

Endoscopic Tubal Ligation:

Laparoscopically directed bilateral midtubal resection for tubal ligation (endoscopic Pomeroy) is a potential tool for the acquisition of endoscopic relief for any inconveniences in the body or in the demands of life. Laparoscopic Pomeroy sterilization can be an effective tool for operative laparoscopy. Laparoscopic tubal ligation is one of several forms of sterilization. The operation is commonly called "tying the tubes." Inside your abdomen, two fallopian tubes connect each of your ovaries to your uterus. In the laparoscopic type of tubal ligation, the doctor works with a long metal tube inserted into the abdomen through a tiny incision. This tube, or "laparoscope," has a tiny light and video camera at its tip. With its aid, the doctor ties, cuts, burns, or clips the tubes closed. Be certain you don't want any more children before you get a tubal ligation. Tubal ligation has no effect other than sterilization.

Endoscopic Knee Surgery:

Endoscopic knee surgery like other endoscopic procedures in other specialties, takes considerable time and patience to learn. The noninvasive, nondestructive nature of endoscopy lends itself well to many types of knee operations. This kind of surgery marks reduction in complications and morbidity. Patient acceptance of these endoscopic knee procedures is very high because of the small scars, minimal postoperative discomfort, rapid rehabilitation and return to work, and avoidance of a lengthy and costly hospitalization. The challenge to arthroscopic surgeons is to perform these operations without damaging normal structures within the knee joint. The use of television has greatly enhanced the ability to teach residents and carry on postgraduate instruction. The coming years should bring an ever-increasing utilization of arthroscopy in managing most knee problems, as well as some limited use in other joints.

Endoscopic treatments at Apollo Hospitals:

Apollo Hospitals are well-known for its expertise in Endoscopic treatments and Endoscopic Surgeries. The Hospitals with their High quality treatments are at par to international standards. They treat deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Endoscopic Treatments and Surgeries are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedures

  #   Oesophago gastro duodenoscopy
  #   Colonoscopy
  #   ERCP
  #   Oesophageal Manometry
  #   Oesophageal PH study
  #   Rectal Manometry
  #   Endosonogram


1. For Variceal Bleeding
  #   Endoscopic Variceal ligation
  #   Endoscopic Sclerotherapy
  #   Endoscopic glue injection
  #   Endoscopic electro coagulation

2. Strictures
  #   Oesophagus
  #   Dilatation
1. Savory Gillard dilatation
2. Achalasia Balloon dilatation

3. Stenting
  #   Self-expanding metallic stent

4. Common Bile Duct
  #   Strictures Dilatation
  #   Brush Cytology
  #   Rubber/Metallic Stent
  #   Stone Removal
  #   Basket/balloon Lithotripsy

5. Pancreatic Duct
  #   Stenting
  #   Stone Removal

6. Pylorus Dilatation

7. Duodenum - Stenting

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2) Varicose Vein Surgery 5 Days 5500 4500


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