The benefits of laparoscopy, such as reduction of perioperative pain, morbidity and reduction of convalescence time, have led to a rapid dissemination of this approach in veterinary medicine, with an increasing number of indications. (expandir)
What are the benefits?
Only “small incisions” of 0.5 to 1 cm are used, which help for a faster recovery from surgery.
Less post-surgical pain.
Decrease in intraoperative and postoperative complications.
Complete exploration of the internal organs.
Less blood loss
Reduction of the risk of infection.
Better visualization of the organs: greater surgical precision and determination of safety margins, etc.
Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery aims to reduce pain in the patient, and therefore improve the recovery of any surgical intervention in the abdomen. To do this, instead of accessing the abdominal cavity through a large incision, small incisions of 0.5 cm-1 cm are made through which the optics and specific instruments are inserted, which allow any procedure with lower morbidity to be performed. Beyond the quick recovery, greater magnification can be achieved thanks to the imaging systems, which allows us to visualize the surgical field better than in conventional surgery, leading to greater security in the intervention and better results.
ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
In certain cases or in special surgeries, the surgeon may choose to use a semi-open technique, combining minimally invasive surgery for its benefits, but making larger incisions to extract certain organs. The technical difficulty that is involved in certain interventions... (expandir)
along with a longer surgical time, has caused some reluctance to perform advanced techniques, particularly when they require the realization of intracorporeal sutures.
Such procedures include: cystoscopy, full thickness intestinal biopsy, gastropexy, ovariohysterectomy, pulmonary lobectomy assisted by thoracoscopy, among others.
Thoracoscopic surgery facilitates direct exploration of the thoracic cavity and pleural space. Tumor resection can also be carried out through small incisions, instead of open chest surgery, which is associated with greater complications... (expandir)
and a longer recovery process. They constitute one of the most advantageous approaches of minimally invasive surgery in the clinic of small animals, allowing the surgeon to practice procedures similar to those achieved with the open thoracotomy technique.
Such procedures include: complete or partial lobectomy, pericardectomy, closure of the patent ductus arteriosus, drainage of chylothorax and closure of the thoracic duct, thymectomy, among others.
Endoscopy is a diagnostic technique which involves the introduction of a camera or lens into a tube (endoscope) through a natural orifice, a surgical incision or a lesion for the visualization of a hollow organ or body cavity.(expandir)
It is a minimally invasive technique with few complications that allows us to visualize and explore the appearance, morphology of the lumen, as well as the taking of biopsies, if required. In addition to the visual diagnostic margin, the endoscopic procedure offers, in certain cases, a solution or treatment for the removal of foreign bodies.
Among them we can name, according to the affected system:
The respiratory system
Diagnosis of brachycephalic obstructive airways syndrome
The digestive system
Duodenoscopy and ileoscopy
Endoscopic management of foreign bodies
Endoscopic implantation of enteral feeding tubes
The urinary system
Ureteroscopy, and ureterolith extraction
The female reproductive system
Endoscopic transcervical insemination
Otoscopy of the external ear
Otoscopy of the middle ear (myringotomy)
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