Laparascopic surgery in babies possible now: Expert

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 11, 2024 IST

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Bhubaneswar, June 11: Though unthinkable 25 years ago, advanced technology and instruments available now have made it possible to successfully conduct laparoscopic surgery in babies.

The same is being practiced in the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here, Prof. (Dr.) Antaryami Pradhan, Professor of Pediatric Surgery in the hospital, said.

Speaking at the conclusion of the Pediatric Surgery Awareness Week on Monday, Prof. (Dr.) Pradhan said “no one thought it was possible to conduct such surgery in babies when laparoscopic operation was first attempted on adults decades ago. But because of advanced technology and availability of pediatric laparascopic instruments, it is possible now, he said.

 Operations involving hernia, undescended testis, pyeloplasty, pylorimyotomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, intestinal pull through, thoracoscopic surgeries are being routinely done these days using such technology with minimal complication, the surgeon said addng more parents were opting for the laparoscopic route.

The advantages of laparoscopic surgery included faster recovery, less pain, good surgical site scar and early discharge from hospital which came as a blessing for both parents and children, he said.

 The Pediatric Surgery Awareness Week observed in the hospital included an inter-departmental Continuing Medical Education (CME) program organised by the department of Pediatrics and Neonatology on June 7 where the subject of pediatric minimal invasive surgery like Pediatric Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Cystoscopy were discussed.

 The program was attended by Prof. (Dr.) Sanghamitra Mishra, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital, Prof. (Dr.) Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Prof. Antaryami Pradhan, Prof. Rabindra Bal, Prof. Hiranya K. Mohanty. Prof. Sudhansu Patra, Prof. Lalit Parida, Dr. Subash Subudhi, Prof. Mamata Devi Mohanty, Dr. Debasish Nanda and other faculties including pediatric surgeons, pediatricians and neonatologists.

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