Laparoscopic/ Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to perform procedures inside of the human body without having to make large incisions in the skin. This is also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery. Large incisions are avoided during laparoscopy because the surgeon uses an instrument called a laparoscope. This is a small tube with a camera and a light source at the end, which transmits images of the inside of the human body to a monitor.
The advantages of this technique over traditional open surgery include:
- A shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time
- Less pain and bleeding after the operation
- Reduced scarring
Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is an operation that makes changes to the digestive system. It is intended for people who are obese and need to lose weight but have not been able to do so through other means. Weight-loss surgery can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity.
At Northwest General Hospital, minimal intervention is practiced wherever possible and the Surgery Department has fully qualified laparoscopic surgeons with the latest laparoscopy equipment at their disposal. The surgeons have years of national and international experience in carrying out Laparoscopic procedures, thus ensuring patients are in safe hands at Northwest General Hospital.
Bariatric surgery is performed laparoscopically at Northwest General Hospital, thus giving patients relief from lengthy hospital stays and less time to recuperate, and help them lose weight thus improving their health and lifestyle at the same time.