Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery

Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery


Endoscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery with is performed with the help of an endoscope which is a long, thin tube with a camera attached to the end. There are many specialized types of endoscopes for different procedures, allowing pediatric surgeons in Siliguri to perform effective, precise surgeries that result in less pain and a shorter recovery.

Table of contents:

  1. Types of Endoscopic Surgery
  2. Benefits of Endoscopic Surgery
  3. What to Expect

Types of Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic surgery is a broad term that covers many different types of surgical procedures. The goal of any endoscopic procedure is to access the operating area using either an existing entryway to the body (such as the nose) or through small incisions avoiding the need for a large incision. The type of endoscope used by the pediatric surgeons in Siliguri depends on the portion of the body that is being operated on and the type of surgery.

Some of the common endoscopic procedures include:

Arthroscopy:This procedure is usedfor joint surgery.

Bronchoscopy:This procedure is usedfor lungs.

Colonoscopy:This procedure is usedfor the large intestine.

Laparoscopy:This procedure is usedfor the abdominal and pelvic area.

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy:This procedure is usedfor the esophagus and stomach.

Thoracoscopy:This procedure is usedfor chest and thoracic cavity procedures.

Benefits of Endoscopic Surgery

There are many advantages to an endoscopic procedure in comparison to a traditional procedure. These benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery
  • Less risk of infection and bleeding
  • Fewer chances of postoperative complications such as bowel obstruction
  • Fewer risks of spine and back complications like scoliosis or shoulder weakness

What to Expect

Before the surgery, a pediatric anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia to your child. Your child will be asleep the entire time and will not feel any pain throughout the procedure. Each surgery is different and what happens in the surgery depends on the child’s age, condition, and the specific procedure being performed. Here is a general idea of what you can expect during the procedure.

Small incisions will be made in the child’s body.

Then miniature surgical instruments and an endoscope are inserted into the incisions.

The operating area is viewed on a nearby monitor that displays detailed, real-time images transmitted by the endoscope.

The procedure is performed.

The instruments are removed and the incisions are closed up.

Dr. Manish Madhav is one of the best pediatric surgeons in Siliguri. He has a vast experience of 11 Years in operating upon children to his credentials. He specializes in various open and reconstructive surgeries as well as laparoscopic & endoscopic procedures of newborn, infant and children. He also has a number of scientific papers to his credit

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