Three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopy is a newer technique in the field of laparoscopic surgery that provides surgeons with enhanced depth perception and improved spatial awareness, resulting in better accuracy during surgical procedures. This technique has been shown to provide several benefits in cases of colon cancer, including:
- Improved visualization: With 3D laparoscopy, surgeons can view the surgical field in three dimensions, which provides a more detailed and accurate view of the surgical area, allowing for improved visualization of the anatomy.
- Increased precision: 3D laparoscopy allows for more precise movements during surgery, as the surgeon can better judge the distance and depth of organs and tissues, resulting in better accuracy and reducing the risk of complications.
- Shorter operating times: With improved visualization and precision, 3D laparoscopy has been shown to reduce operating times, resulting in shorter anaesthesia exposure for the patient and a faster recovery time.
- Reduced blood loss: 3D laparoscopy has been shown to result in less blood loss during surgery, reducing the need for transfusions and potentially lowering the risk of complications.
- Quicker recovery: With shorter operating times and reduced blood loss, 3D laparoscopy may result in a quicker recovery time for patients, allowing them to return to their normal activities sooner.
Overall, 3D laparoscopy offers several benefits in cases of colorectal cancer, including improved visualization, increased precision, shorter operating times, reduced blood loss, and quicker recovery. However, not all hospitals and surgeons have access to 3D laparoscopy equipment, so it’s important to discuss your options with your doctor.
V.G Saraf Memorial Hospital is equipped with the latest 3-D Laparoscopy system (Aesculap) and our expert doctors in Gastrointestinal surgery perform these procedures routinely.
Do get in touch with us if you need any further information about 3D laparoscopic surgery.