Doctors at Ranchi-based Paras HEC Hospital succeeded in performing the first three-dimensional laparoscopy surgery on two patients last week
Three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopy is a technology that provides the surgeon and the team with a 3D view of the surgical field. This technique makes the operation safer and less tiring for the surgeon too.
The surgery was performed on Mahesh Jha, 64, a native of Saharsa in Bihar and Kavita Sahdev, 35, a resident of Ranchi. Both visited the hospital for review on Thursday. The surgery was carried out by the minimum invasive surgery department led by Dr. Ramesh Das.
“Both the patients were suffering from hernias and we opted for the laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) approach (a large piece of mesh placed inside the abdomen and fixed to the inner abdominal wall). Both the patients were discharged 24 hours after the operation,” said Dr. Das.
The MIS department director at the hospital further claimed that three-dimensional laparoscopic operations are currently done in some hospitals in Calcutta and in Bhubaneshwar, but nowhere in Bihar or Jharkhand.
“In Bihar and Jharkhand, it is either two-dimensional or high resolutions cameras which are used for similar laparoscopic surgery. The cost of three-dimensional surgeries in Metropolis is Rs 2.25 lakh while in Ranchi it would be done for Rs 65,000. The 3D surgery takes less than half the time of normal 2D surgery and even medicines used for sedation are also less. The operation can be done with efficiency as the arteries are clearly visible and by making any depth of incision and stitches can be easily applied inside the abdomen,” Dr. Das said.
“Both the patients are completely healthy and doing their daily routine,” added Dr. Das.