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Open and Laparoscopic Surgery

Comparison between Open and Laparoscopic Surgery, what’s the best?

You may be wondering why your surgeon suggested two options to choose from, in order to perform the surgery which is due on next month. Open or laparoscopic? It is not a hard question at all, if there are no other special indications to go for an open surgery.

But, we shall let you decide by your own by providing a complete comparison between these two methods available, with all the pros and cons associated with.

What is an open-surgery?

This is a surgical procedure, performed by making a large (8cm-10cm) incision into the abdomen in order to expose the area inside, on which the intervention is to be done. Resulting in a comparatively more post-operative pain due to the large incision and this kind of surgeries often need a longer hospital stay (5-7 days) until a satisfactory wound healing and recovery takes place. In some cases, you will have to rest for up to six weeks before returning to routine activities and occupation due to several possible negative outcomes like infections and breaking of sutures.

Open surgery also has a higher risk of adhesion formation, wound infections and incisional hernias due to its wide exposure of tissues to external environment. However, this types of surgeries are still carried out in some cancer operations and huge pelvic masses.

What is a Laparoscopic surgery?

Also known as ‘keyhole surgery’, Laparoscopic surgery is usually performed by making a ½-1 cm incision where a flexible tube attached to a camera and light source is inserted into the abdomen. The surgeon will see the whole inside-scenario on a monitor, where handling of instruments inside will be done by a visual guided procedure which requires a highly specialized training.

These type of surgeries do not require large incisions which is safe and effective compared to that of open surgery.

What is the need of having two options as open approach and laparoscopic approach?

The laparoscopic technique, introduced in early 1990s based on the successful outcomes of a laparoscopic gallbladder removal, many research studies were carried out to find out, further benefits of this un-opened approach.

As a result of that, beneficial factors like-

  • Minimal pain
  • Early return to normal day today activities and work
  • Minimally visible scarring
  • Lesser risk of wound infections, adhesion formation and incisional hernias

over open-approach were identified, which eventually made laparoscopic surgeries to become highly popular among health care professionals as well as the general population all over the world.

However, it is important to know that, there can be instances where planned Laparoscopic surgeries will have to be performed as open ones, being quickly decided on the operating table due to various unexpected findings, complications and difficulties.

Also, some surgeons prefer to perform open surgeries over laparoscopic interventions due to various reasons including inexperience, assessing the risk of possible bowel obstruction and traditional like preference for proper visibility and handling rather than doing procedures over a monitor.

Considering all these factors, it is highly convincing that laparoscopic surgeries have several beneficiaries over the open-surgery which is why it is widely used.


What patient says about Dr. Nitish Jhawar

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    I was diagnosed with gall stones a year ago in Delhi, I showed it to a doctor at M.... hospital, he .... asked me to get a surgery done and get my gall removed on any date of my choice, I was sacred and too young to get it done I got a vibe from doctor that for him it’s just a small things, however according to for a patient it’s important first be convinced on the urgency to get it done and feel safe . A year later I shifted to Mumbai and started having a frequent pain in shoulder blades and gall area. It went sharp this time. We went to Dr Nitish , as oppose to Delhi doc, Dr Nitish was very polite, first asked us to get the scan done and understand the current scenario, the scan showed one big 17 mm stone which was earlier also there but this time also there were multiple various sized stones as well along with the big one. Dr Nitish examined the scan, explained me and my husband about the condition and need of surgery or else the stone Would have slipped in the panacea or bile calling for a bigger operation. He explained diagramatically . He was patient in explaining, gave us time to think and be convinced. We were ready and then he performed it . It was flawless, quick and went well. He is a very experienced and fine surgeon , he is caring and doesn’t create panic at all rather he takes it slowly and makes patient comfortable. It was lapro, it’s been 2 months I m writing this . I faced no issues till now. Fortis staff was also very caring and good. I would mention fortis Vashi in specific. Good follow up diet makes it normal. I would strongly recommend Dr Nitish. He knows his job perfectly. He is not money minded at all. He would recommend surgery only if it’s required.

  • I had surgery of my left hydrocele on 27th May 2017 by Dr Nitish Jhawar. An excellent experience of service I got particularly from Dr Jhawar. He is not only a qualified experienced doctor but also a splendid human being. Thanks a lot.

  • It was a Laparoscopic operation for the removal of Gall Bladder (stones). I had developed on and off pain in abdomen before the operation, after the operation feeling good, totally pain free. Thanks and respect for handling my case very well.

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    I met doctor Nitish for piles problem and wanted to undergo LASER procedure only, my operation is successful and I thank doctor for being a good human being and great surgeon.

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    I was suffering from piles since long time. For bleeding heavily I met Dr Nitish Jhawar and after meeting him decided to go for Stapler surgery for piles. I found him a doctor who listens to our problem and explains properly.

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    I got diagnosed about a year back but was avoiding operation for Hernia repair, Dr Nitish Jhawar explained me why surgery should be done and I chose surgery by laparoscopy method. I am happy with the doctor and the hospital.

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    I visited for Gall Bladder removal by Laparoscopy after searching for best laparoscopic surgeon. After meeting dr my fear for surgery was vanished and my surgery went well and recovery was smooth.

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    Honest doctor, expert in his field....can trust his words

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    Very good he describe everything in very pleasant manner about the problem which was very helpful to me to understand my disease.

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    Very nice. Doctor is very patient and gives you correct advice.

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    He is very erudite and smart at getting to the bottleneck of the problem. And before realized he had pinched away d growth bothering me near my anal area.

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    Dr. Jhawar is few of the best doctors in town. Extremely pleasant and comfortable experience