FAQ’s

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1
What is the difference between laparoscopy and single hole technique?
Laparoscopy uses 3-4 holes varying from (1cm to 0.5cm) whereas the single hole technique uses one button hole of 1-2 cm only.
2
What are the advantages of single hole technique over laparoscopy?

3
What is the time duration of the surgeries?
Cholecystectomy (GallBladder removal): 25 mins – 35 mins
Hysterectomy (Uterus removal): 40 mins
Appendicectomy (Appendix removal): 15 mins – 20 mins
Ectopic Pregnancy: 30 mins – 40 mins
Kidney stone removal: 30 mins – 40 mins
Hernias: 25 mins – 35 mins
4
Does this technique of single hole need creation of Pneumoperitoneum?
No single hole technique is a gasless technique requiring no Pneumoperitoneum. Thus complications of Pneumoperitoneum – cardio – respiratory depression and CO2 embolism are avoided.
5
After single hole cholecystectomy how long does it take for the patient to resume his routine work?
We start the patient orally within 4 hours of surgery. Patient is discharged within 24 hours of operation. Patient is fit to resume his duties within 3-4 days of operation. Heavy strenuous work like lifting loads, extensive gym is to be avoided for next 3 months.
6
How long before the patient can take a regular diet?
We advocate regular diet after 24 hours of operation once patient passes stool and wind. Liquid diet and semi solid diet is started within 4 hours of operation.
7
How many sutures are put?
Single hole surgery uses no superficial sutures and it is scarless.
8
After how long sutures are to be removed?
All sutures used are absorbable which dissolve after 1 week automatically. So no need to remove the sutures.
9
What all procedures can be done through a single hole surgery?
Gallbladder Stone
Appendix
Hernias
Kidney Stones
Ureteric Stones
Diseased Uterus
Ovarian Cyst
Ectopic Preg
Etc.