Special therapeutic procedures
Laparoscopic sugery is the best representation of minimally invasive surgery. It is equally efficient but has a lower number of complications, a better postoperative comfort and a shorter stay at hospital.
In only 20 years, the surgical procedure has changed and all the early expectations on this technique have been improved. The important technological progress (such as facilitation and training devices) and the increase in technical experience of the surgical teams have also contributed to this development.
Our Department has not ignored this new path of modern medicine. Nowadays we indicate and perform this surgical approach in two different situations as long as technical conditions permit it:
Surgical procedures in which the evolution of the patient is clearly improved:
- Diagnostic laparoscopy and staging of tumor diseases.
- Cholecystectomy and surgery of the main biliary tract lithiasis.
- Gastroesophageal reflux surgery.
- Heller procedure in the treatment of achalasia.
- Morbid obesity surgery.
- Colon surgery (benign and malignant processes).
- Rectal tumor surgery.
Laparoscopic procedures considered as useful for the patient:
- Distal and central pancreatic surgery
- Localization and enucleation of neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors
- Surgery or the left hepatic lobe or peripheral injuries located in the right lobe
- Gastric and esophageal resections
- Bilateral inguinal hernia surgery
All the members of our Department are experienced in the described laparoscopic techniques but they also have long experience in the same procedures from an open approach, which is essential to guarantee safety in the process.
Moreover, the quality of the technology available at Madrid Norte Sanchinarro Hospital for this kind of surgery is excellent, as the operating rooms have been designed specifically for this purpose. The security and reliability of the procedures are guaranteed as well, thanks to the special training of our nursing team and our permanent technicians, who take care of the operating rooms.
In the near future, our Department will develop two new projects in this surgical field: intraluminal surgery (transanal endoscopic microsurgery) and robotic surgery.