General surgery is the class medical specialty that encompasses the operations of the digestive system: including the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas; the endocrine system: including the adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, breast, and other glands. It also includes the repair of hernias and herniations of the abdominal wall. Open or endoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries can be performed.
Among the most frequent surgeries are:
Laparoscopies or minimally invasive surgeries are performed such as:
Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve and gastric bypass)
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Extraction
What are the advantages of laparoscopic ( minimally invasive ) surgery?
As the incisions are so small, postoperative pain is less. Consequently, recovery is much faster, improving early mobilization, general state and mood of the patient. The possibility of wound complications (infection or eventrations, hernias in the operative wound) are reduced to very low percentages in laparoscopic surgery. Also the less manipulation of the tissues and intestine (it is carried out with finer forceps) reduces the risk of adhesions between the tissues and that the intestine recovers its mobility earlier, so the intake begins earlier.
All this influences a shorter hospital stay with a rapid incorporation into work and social life.
Dr. Dimas Bravo Saturn
Dr. David Alberto Zamora