Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that enables surgeons to surgically repair or remove organs in the body through small incisions. Fewer incisions mean fewer complications, surrounding tissue damage and faster healing times.
Laparoscopic procedures can be utilized as a minimally invasive surgical approach to a large number of surgical needs, including gallbladder and hernia surgery. Laparoscopy offers surgeons an inside view of an individual's body without having to make a large incision.
A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a small camera attached at one end. Fiber-optic instruments and video cameras transmit pictures onto a monitor screen that a surgeon can see in the operating room.
Single port entry laparoscopic surgery is a relatively new technique through which a laparoscopic surgery is performed through one port of entry. This approach gives surgeons the ability to diagnose, treat and operate on a variety of abdominal conditions and procedures including:
Laparoscopic Solutions, located in Coahuila, Mexico, offers a variety of affordable and certified laparoscopic surgical procedures for inguinal or groin hernias, gallstones, or gallbladder surgery, hiatal hernia or incisional/ventral hernia repair. Board certified and a member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Gabriel Rosales and his staff are highly trained and experienced in laparoscopic surgical procedures.
"I specialize in laparoscopic surgery," says Dr. Rosales. "This enables me to achieve the best results, dedicated to performing specific laparoscopic procedures that focus on specific organs or organ issues. My staff and I are board-certified, highly skilled and experienced and continually pursue continuing education, technologies and treatments in this field."
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
Anyone undergoing a laparoscopic gallbladder removal may benefit from minimally invasive procedures that reduces pain and discomfort, offers shorter recovery time, and reduce risk of complications such as infection and surrounding tissue damage.
The laparoscopic approach enables the surgeon to make 3 to 4 very small incisions through which the laparoscope is inserted along with specialized operating instruments that require minimal movement by the surgeon to anchor, repair or remove a specific organ such as the gallbladder.
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
A hiatal hernia is generally located in the stomach area or the esophagus, the swallowing tube connecting the mouth to the stomach. An inguinal hernia is a tear or a weak point found in the lower portion of the abdominal wall (most commonly in the groin area), which allows portions of the intestine or other tissues to bulge through the opening. Inguinal hernias often occur when individuals with weak abdominal musculature lift heavy objects, but they may also occur by simply bending over or coughing.
Incisional or ventral hernias commonly occur around the navel (belly button) or the groin. Such defects or openings often develop in the abdominal wall following some type of prior surgical incision. A ventral (abdominal) hernia may also occur when extreme internal pressure such as lifting too heavy an object, pushes part of an internal organ through a weak point in the abdominal wall.
Traveling to Mexico for Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic Solutions, partnering with PlacidWay, offers a variety of travel benefits, accommodations and arrangements with customized packages for international medical travelers. "People deserve a choice in where and from whom they receive their medical care," says Pramod Goel, CEO and Founder of PlacidWay, a growing medical resource and provider based in the U.S. "Shorter wait times, more affordable pricing and the benefits of luxurious travel combined are just a few of the perks of traveling to Mexico for medical care."
Costs for inguinal hernia repair in the U.S. costs an average of $4,000 to $10,000. At Laparoscopic Solutions, costs are reduced about 50% to 70%. The same goes for hiatal hernia repair, costing about $5,000 in the U.S. and about $2,000 in Mexico.
More Americans are traveling to Mexico for laparoscopic surgical procedures than ever before. The rising costs of medical malpractice insurance have increased the cost of care in the U.S., leaving many individuals to literally suffer in silence because they can't afford laparoscopic surgeries.
PlacidWay | Laparoscopic Solutions 2010-06-23 Articles/Press Releases