Minimally-invasive advanced laparoscopy surgeries at Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda

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Hemas Hospitals, the first internationally accredited hospital chain in Sri Lanka, now provides advanced laparoscopic surgeries and treatments for a number of medical conditions. This facility is available at Hemas Hospital – Thalawathugoda. Laparoscopic surgery, which is also known as “minimally invasive” surgery, is a specialised technique used in performing operations with tiny incisions to place video camera and specially designed surgical instruments. Due to this, laparoscopic surgeries carry numerous benefits to the patient vis-à-vis traditional open surgeries such as less pain, shorter recovery, and less scarring, etc. This technique can equally be useful in inspecting and diagnosing conditions apart from performing surgeries. Hemas Hospital – Thalawathugoda General Manager Dr. Chamila Ariyananda said: “Laparoscopic surgery is becoming popular now and used widely in carrying out operations. This technique is much safer than the traditional open surgeries which cause a lot of inconvenience to the patient during and after the operation.” She further said that Hamas Hospital – Thalawathugoda is well equipped to handle such surgeries and the team of surgeons who performs Laparoscopic surgeries at Hemas Hospital brings higher level of expertise to carry out varied surgical procedures using this method. Laparoscopic surgery is part of a complete scope of general surgical services performed at Hemas Hospitals – Thalawathugoda. The hospital has, so far, performed over 1000 surgeries including surgical oncology, gastrointestinal surgeries, vascular, orthopaedic, gynaecological ailments and caesareans. Hemas Hospitals – Thalawathugoda, which started its operations in June, 2013, is the third and latest addition to the Hemas Hospitals chain. It is a 60 bedded hospital with state-of-the art technology and facilities with the capability of treating 150,000 patients a year. Hemas Hospitals is a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on five key sectors of FMCG, healthcare, transportation, leisure and power generation.