The OTs at Healthway are startegically located along with other critical areas. We have a large 7 theatre OT complex, all of which have laminar air flow systems. The walls and the ceilings are silver ion claded. The floor is seamless, vinyl coated, making it a 99.9% sterile zone.
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique. This has a number of advantages compared to the more common, open procedure or laparotomy. The advantages include reduced pain due to smaller incisions, reduced hemorrhage and shorter recovery time. The key element is the use of a laparoscope, which is a long fiber optic cable system which allows viewing of the affected area from a distance and provides more easily accessible location through the scope.
Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities. The surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery.
Endoscopes are minimally invasive and can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus for visualisation of the parts for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Because modern endoscopy has relatively few risks, delivers detailed images, and is quick to carry out, it has proven incredibly useful in many areas of medicine. At Healthway we perform large number of endoscopies every year. Endoscopies are performed for the purpose of investigation, confirmation of diagnosis and for treatment. Endoscopy is commonly used to remove tumors or polyps from the digestive tract. Besides, other tests conducted include, scopies of esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), small intestine (enteroscopy), large intestine/colon (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), bile duct, rectum (rectoscopy), and anus (anoscopy)
There are three main reasons for carrying out an endoscopy:
- Investigation: If an individual is experiencing vomiting, abdominal pain, breathing disorders, stomach ulcers, difficulty in swallowing, or gastrointestinal bleeding, an endoscope can be used to search for the cause.
- Confirmation of a diagnosis: Endoscopy can be used to carry out a biopsy to rule out cancers.
- Treatment: an endoscope can be used to treat an illness directly; for instance, endoscopy can be used to cauterize (seal using heat) a bleeding vessel or remove a polyp.
At Healthway our Gastroenterologists order endoscopy in case of any of the following conditions:
inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease
- stomach ulcer
- chronic constipation
- unexplained bleeding in the digestive tract
- blockage of the esophagus
- gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- hiatus hernia
- unusual vaginal bleeding
- blood in urine
- other digestive tract issues