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Hemas Hospital achieved a quantum leap by introducing and implementing the latest surgical techniques in minimally invasive surgeries.
Laparoscopic or “minimal access surgery” is a highly specialised technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions with the assistance of a video camera and other specially designed surgical instruments.
Furthermore, the laparoscopic surgery radically minimise the level of manual tissue handling, and provides a magnified, high resolution picture of the internal organs under a clear light, allowing the surgeon to conduct the operation with much accuracy than in traditional open surgery.
Laparoscopic surgical procedure provides a lot of benefits to the patients in the form of quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stays, less post operative discomfort, less internal adhesions and outside scarring, etc.
Hemas Hospital already provides a wide array of laparoscopic surgeries for ovarian diseases including cyst removal and reconstruction, removal of fibroids, womb removal, endometriosis and ectopic pregnancies.
At present, a team of medical professionals of Hemas Hospital together with the assistance and guidance of Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar, Advance Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeon is in the process of introducing laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the womb and the neck of the womb.
According to Dr. Sunil Fernando, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, the technique used to perform the above laparoscopic surgery is ‘Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy’. The uniqueness of this technique stems through the technology developed by Dr Shailesh and popularised over the world as the ‘Pune Technique’ of radical hysterectomy.
Hemas Hospital is the first private hospital in Sri Lanka to have applied this unique technique to successfully perform a laparoscopic surgery to remove a cancer in the womb and the neck of the womb. Perfection of this technique will enable more extensive dissection of the pelvis in order to cure severe endometriosis involving bowel which render women childless and to have severe period pain and chronic pelvic pain.
Furthermore, Hemas Hospital is now in the process of introducing laparoscopic surgeries for ‘prolapse of the womb in young women’ for the first time in Sri Lanka. Prolapse of the womb is a condition, in which the uterus collapses due to weakened muscles, tissues and ligaments. The traditional surgical treatment for the above condition is removal or partial removal of the womb through the vagina and repair. In the new technique the womb is attached to a bone in the abdomen laparoscopically. The same technique is applied for repeat prolapse after surgery as well.
A patient who undergoes the traditional open surgery will have to go through a lot of post-operative discomfort and a prolonged hospital stay due to slow recovery process caused by the large incision made in the abdomen. With the advancement in technology, the laparoscopic reconstructive surgeries have replaced the traditional surgical treatments effectively by allowing the surgeons to conduct the procedures more accurately with much small incisions.
This will eventually provide the patients to minimise their hospital stay for 48 hours, increase their recovery process, and revert back to their normal life style within a very short period at a lower cost.
Priyanthi Mala Mangalika, the first patient to undergo the removal of cervical cancer of womb at Hemas hospital expressed her feelings “I was so lucky that I got to know about this facility at Hemas Hospital, Wattala. My hospital stay was limited to just two days and the dedication and expertise shown by the team of surgeons and the nurses was excellent.”
The theatre complex of the Hemas Hospital consists of 5 state of the art operating theatres including two modular type theatres which can be used for more complex and advanced surgeries including laparoscopic procedures. Further, the 10-bedded ICU facility with latest medical equipment and well trained team of nurses will make the Hemas Hospital the largest private sector surgical and ICU facility outside Colombo District.
The hospital has been able to maintain strict infection control standards in par with WHO guidelines which makes the facility a safer environment to undergo laparoscopic and other advanced surgeries.
Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on five key sectors – FMCG, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure and Power Generation.
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