Thanks to all the advancements in science , most gynecological processes today can be carried out via laparoscopies. Open surgeries are a thing of the past. Many medical studies have verified that with this type of surgery, recovery is almost immediate, there is minimal pain and a shortened hospital stay.
So, what is Laparoscopic Surgery?
This is usually an outpatient procedure, where the patient is commonly released on the same day. Recuperation is mostly painless since there is little organ and tissue manipulation. The anesthesia utilized is a mixture of an epidural block and sedation. A small inscision is made in the abdomen at the belly button. A trocar is placed there and a telescopic lense is inserted. The image is viewed on a screen. Then two more small incisions (5 mm) are made at hip level where other trocars are placed for the laparoscopic tweezers and scissors. The abdominal cavity is insufflated with CO2, which makes a bubble, giving the doctors greater visibility. A careful evaluation is carried out of the entire cavity and then the required intervention is carried out. With laparoscopic surgery we can directly visualize the ovaries and uterus and manipulate them minimally as needed.Who carries out this type of surgery?
In Mexico, there are few cities where this type of surgery is carried out. It requires specialized equipment, such as a Xenon light source, a CO2 insufflator, the laparoscopic camera and other laparoscopic instruments. Additionally, medical personnel has to be trained to carry it out. I recommend gynecologists with endoscopic training and preferably reproductive specialists, since they will be more careful of the female reproductive organs. Other general surgeons and urologists trained in laparoscopic techniques carry out these type of procedures as well.
What problems can be solved with laparoscopies?
GYNECOLOGY: laparoscopic surgery is used both as a diagnostic tool as well as a tool for treatment of persons with infertility issues. This technique can be used to correct endometriosis and excise ovarian tumors (without the loss of the ovary, a common misconception). Miomas, which are uterine tumors, can also be removed, ectopic pregnancies can be resolved and even hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) can be carried out with rapid recovery and minimal pain compared to open surgery.
GENERAL SURGERY: appendectomies, cholesystectomy (spleen removal), bariatric surgery (for obesity issues), acute abdomen, and abdominal tumors.
UROLOGY: surgery to correct varicocoele, for prostatectomies (prostate removal), extraction of kidney stones, tumors on the spleen or kidneys, and to correct cystocele (fallen bladder).
How expensive is it?
It used to be quite expensive since it was carried out in few places and required specialized instrumentation. Nowadays however, it costs about the same as open surgical procedures but with innumerable added benefits. It is also covered by most insurance companies.
Are these procedures carried out in Puerto Vallarta?
Absolutely, at CMQ Premiere, we have all the state-of-the-art equipment. We also have a group of trained specialists: endoscopic gynecologists, fertility experts, general endoscopic surgeons, endoscopic urologists, anesthesiologists and trained nurses.
We can help you with any questions you may have regarding any type of problem that can be corrected, improved or treated with laparoscopic surgery. We can explain the procedures, costs, and anything else you may require. We are at your service.
Dr. Saul Osvaldo Ruiz Torres
Gynecological and hysterectomy laparoscopy
Working permit 5295411
Dr. Rafael Lujan Rodriguez
Dr. Raul Meza Diaz
Urological endoscopic surgery
Dr. Jose Antonio Castañeda
Hospital CMQ Premiere
Fco Villa 1749 tel.(322) 2266500
Hospital CMQ Centro
Basilio Badillo 365, 2do piso, tel.(322) 22 300 11, 2231919.