Fortis Gurugram creates awareness on laparoscopic surgeries
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram in collaboration with Triveni Nursing Home, Jammu runs a specialty OPD for laparoscopic surgery for weight loss, Gastrointestinal, pancreas, colon cancer, gallbladder and reflux. The OPD is operational for 2 days every month at Triveni Nursing Home, Gandhi Nagar Jammu by Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani, Director, Minimal Access, Bariatric and G I Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.
“I started performing Laparoscopic or minimal access surgery for removal of the gall bladder stones in Jammu 2 decades before and it is now the gold standard technique for less pain, decreased scars and faster return to normal activity. Of late there have been tremendous advances in the techniques and technology, widening the scope of laparoscopic surgery to a larger number of abdominal conditions which is well received by the residents of Jammu. In Jammu alone I have operated laparoscopically on over 3000 patients in last 2 decades. Single incision surgery gives very satisfactory cosmetic results. However, it requires special instruments, skills and training.” says Dr. Ajay Kumar Kriplani, Director, Minimal Access, Bariatric and G I Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.
Single incision Laparoscopic Surgery is an advanced technique for less pain, decreased scars and faster return to normal activity. While conventional laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder removal requires 4 cuts on the tummy, in single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) only one small 1 cm cut is made which causes significantly less pain. In conventional laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, metal clips are used which remain in the tummy and may cause interference with the CT scan or MRI if it is required later. In single incision technique, no metal clips are used.
“We specialize in Laparoscopic weight loss surgeries and have a strict protocol for these surgeries to ensure high safety with extremely good long-term results. We have 15 years of experience in weight loss surgery and have operated patients with a weight of up to 240 Kgs safely” said Dr. Kriplani.
Fortis Hospital, Gurugram is a high-volume center for laparoscopic hernia repair of all kinds including groin hernia, navel hernia and post-surgery incisional hernia. Even hernias that have recurred many times after previous repairs and large hernias declared untreatable and incurable are treated with very good and satisfactory outcome.
Dr. Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said, “The key purpose of this OPD is to extend our state-of-the-art services to the people of Jammu. Our experienced and highly qualified doctors have already created their own milestones in their respective fields and are now inclined to serve the people of Jammu. The OPD service and related facilities is yet another patient-centric step taken by the country’s leading healthcare provider to deliver quality healthcare through world-class services.”