Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Crete

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Common surgical procedures

GENERAL SURGERY

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Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy A thyroidectomy is a common surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland for patients with thyroid nodules, thyroid cancers, thyroid goiters and hyperthyroidism.

Minimally invasive thyroidectomy has changed the way thyroid surgery is performed. Instead of a large incision and extensive dissection, usually used in standard surgery of the thyroid gland, the minimally invasive procedure requires shorter incision and less tissue dissection, resulting in less pain and faster recovery.

Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
Preoperative tests and patient education min. 1 day prior to surgery
Inpatient treatment - Hospital stay 0 - 2 overnights
Follow up after hospital discharge 5 - 7 days
Recommended minimum stay in Crete 10 days

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Gallbladder removal a common surgical treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced open cholecystectomy as the first-choice of treatment for gallstones and inflammation of the gallbladder unless there are contraindications to the laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy requires 3 or 4 small incisions in the abdomen to allow the insertion of operating ports, small cylindrical tubes approximately 5 to 10 mm in diameter, through which special designed surgical instruments and a video camera are placed into the abdominal cavity.

In some cases a single port procedure can be applied, in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient’s navel. Unlike a traditional multi-port laparoscopic approach, Single-port laparoscopy / single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) leaves only a single small scar.

During laparoscopy the camera illuminates the surgical field and sends a magnified image from inside the body to a video monitor, giving the surgeon a close-up view of the organs and tissues. The surgeon watches the monitor and performs the removal of the gallblader by manipulating the surgical instruments through the operating ports.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Gallbladder removal
Preoperative tests and patient education min. 1 day prior to surgery
Inpatient treatment - Hospital stay 1 - 2 overnights
Follow up after hospital discharge 12 days
Recommended minimum stay in Crete 14 days

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair A hernia occurs when an organ or a part of an organ bulges through a weakened tissue of the cavity wall, that would normally contain it. There are different kinds of hernias (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional etc.), each requiring a specific treatment.

Surgery is recommended for most types of hernias to prevent complications like obstruction of the bowel or strangulation of the tissue. There are several surgical approaches for a successful hernia repair; the surgeon takes into cosideration a variety of factors in deciding the best surgical approach for each patient.

In some cases, a primary repair with sutures can be performed, in other cases an artificial or biological mesh will be used to reinforce the weak area in the abdominal wall. This can be done through minimally invasive surgery (TEPP or TAP procedure) or via open means (small incision surgery).

More information about abdominal wall hernia repair at Hernia+ Center of Excellence

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
Preoperative tests and patient education min. 1 day prior to surgery
Inpatient treatment - Hospital stay 0 - 1 overnight
Follow up after hospital discharge 12 days
Recommended minimum stay in Crete 14 days
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