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Treating Children With Laparoscopy

Parents want the best for their children. From their clothes to their cribs, from their toys to their food, they try their best to ensure a comfortable life to their children. Thus, any sort of discomfort to children stirs parents deeply. Now, if the children are in need of medical assistance for any health issue, there will be two concerns that will pop inside any parents’ head: 

  1. Will the child recover?

  2. Will he/she be in pain?

Medicine has advanced to such a great extent that today, most such health conditions are treatable, which means the answer to the first question will be a ‘yes’ in most cases. However, the answer to the second question depends a great deal on the sort of treatment that the doctor suggests. Now, if the only option is a surgery, then the child might experience some pain.

This is enough to upset any parent. But, what if they are told that the pain can be minimised, that the incision can be smaller? That would bring some relief, wouldn’t it?

How is that done?

Through laparoscopy. 

Although not all problems, most abdominal and urologic issues are treated with laparoscopic surgeries. So let’s learn about these conditions and to what extent can these conditions be treated.

Why Laparoscopic surgeries?

Laparoscopic surgery is referred to as a minimally invasive surgery. The cuts or incisions that are made for a laparoscopy are much smaller than a regular surgery. A tiny camera is inserted through a catheter into the area that needs to be treated. The surgery is then performed. The patient does not have any pain, and the incision heals faster.

Most common problems that are treated with a laparoscopic surgery:

Renal laparoscopic surgery in infants and children. 

Although laparoscopy is a minimally invasive for most renal procedures, its role in the paediatrics has also made a considerable mark. The surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia, and under continuous monitoring, including a capnography. A thermal blanket gives the patient bladder and gastric catheterisation and hydrates with a warmed crystalloid solution. 

Kidney and gallstones

Kidney and gall bladder stones are the most common of all the laparoscopic surgeries. Usually, kidney stones can be treated with simple medication, but in cases where the stones have grown bigger before diagnosing, laparoscopic surgeries are done as an option to relieve pain.

Gallstones are stubborn and don’t go away on their own. When they start hurting or causing other symptoms, the doctor may decide to remove the gallbladder stones. Laparoscopic surgeries are preferred in gall bladder stone removals because of the less pain and faster healing process it provides, especially for children. 

Children have a very fragile body. Although there are many other painless treatments available for treating some conditions, laparoscopic surgeries can be the most effective in providing lasting results.

You need not worry about your child going through pain and cuts. If your children are suffering any such problems and may require a laparoscopy to be done, they will be in safe hands at Ankura.

About the Hospital:

Ankura is one of the best women and children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam and Vijayawada.

 

 

 

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