Minimally Invasive Pediatric General Surgery
In many pediatric cases, minimally invasive surgery is the best surgical solution because it causes as little disruption as possible to a child’s small body.
A Better Approach to Surgery for Kids in India
Minimally invasive surgery requires smaller instruments and fewer incisions than traditional surgical methods. Children heal faster and have fewer visible signs of their procedures. In most cases, minimally invasive surgery preserves the opportunity for children to resume their favorite activities, regain normal range of motion, and even have children of their own one day. Not everyone thinks that far into your child’s future — a pediatric surgeon does.
Minimally invasive surgery offers advantages over conventional surgery:
- Less injury to tissue
- Less post-operative pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Less scarring for body-conscious adolescents
- Shorter hospital stays
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
Surgeons accomplish minimally invasive surgery through small ports inserted through keyhole-size incisions in the chest (thoracoscopy) or abdomen (laparoscopy). A micro camera called an endoscope is placed through the ports and gives the surgeon a high definition picture inside the body. Other instruments adapted for a child’s body with tips the size of a pen enable surgeons to complete the procedure. This method is in stark contrast to open surgery where a long incision is made, much healthy tissue is destroyed, and recovery is longer and more painful.
For surgeons, becoming proficient at minimally invasive techniques means acquiring new surgical skills and thinking about pediatric problems in an entirely different way. Pediatric general surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital have performed thousands of minimally invasive procedures with excellent results for their young patients.
The field of minimally invasive surgery is rapidly changing and holds even greater future promise for improved pediatric surgery. Families are welcome to discuss the minimally invasive approach with their child’s surgeon. When it is in your child’s best interests, your surgeon will also present the possibility.
Pediatric general Surgery in India
We understand the high expectations of parents who entrust us with the care of their child during an uneasy time when surgery is needed. We respond with superior care in everything leading up to your child’s procedure all the way through their recovery.
Pediatric general surgeons focus on correction of abnormalities in the chest and abdomen. Surgeons also treat trauma emergencies and collaborate with other pediatric medical and surgical specialists. Our surgeons know it takes a special touch for successful surgery on young people because children react differently to surgery than adults. Here, every member of the pediatric general surgery team is specially trained in surgery for children of all ages and focused on providing the best individualized care for our young patients.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery in India
A child’s small anatomy poses different challenges than surgery for adults, so a different approach is needed. Our surgeons are distinguished because of their skill at performing minimally invasive surgery. This method is the hallmark of our pediatric general surgery program because it greatly benefits young patients by causing less disruption to the body.