General and Abdominal Surgery
Latest surgical techniques at university and other leading hospitals
Modern surgical methods have moved on tremendously from traditional open surgery and minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery is now widely practiced, though the range of operations continues to increase.
Latest advances are moving towards single port surgery, where all procedures are performed through a single opening. Wherever possible this is a natural orifice such as the navel, to further reduce visible scarring.
More hospitals worldwide are adopting 'robotic surgery', the most widely installed equipment being the da Vinci® system.
With this method the surgeon controls instruments placed within the body using magnified images from cameras and can make small, delicate movements that would be difficult or impossible by hand.
A surgeon who is thoroughly experienced with robotic surgery can perform operations more quickly and with less trauma to the patient, resulting in less operation pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery.
Certain forms of surgery such as prostate surgery are increasingly performed using daVinci, but some surgeons have now extended this method to areas such as lung surgery.
It is important to ask what experience surgeons have with robotic surgery in their particular field.
Intraoperative MRI scanning
With intraoperative MRI this is no longer necessary. Scans are performed in the operating theatre, with results instantly available to the surgeon.
Enquiries for surgery
If your area of interest is covered in the headings above, you will find additional infornation on surgical and/or non-surgical treatments by following the links.
For all other surgical enquiries including general and abdominal surgery we work with a range major university, public or private hospitals in Europe and USA where you can apply for treatment.
Another development which is increasingly being adopted by top hospitals is intraoperative scanning.
Sometimes during surgery a scan is needed to decide exactly where to operate and how much tissue to remove. This usually means stopping the operation and wheeling the patient to a scanner in another department.
This increases the accuracy of surgery and shortens operations, which means safer surgery and better outcomes for patients.
Most of these offer advanced microsurgical techniques, including the da Vinci system and other advanced features such as intraoperative MRI scanning.
Specialist treatments < General and abdominal surgery
MHL Surgery Enquiries
University, public and private hospitals in Germany and USA, including latest diagnostic and conservative surgical techniques.
Surgery at top university hospitals with advanced surgical navigation systems, robotic surgery and MRI in the operating theatre for more precise operations.
Major private hospitals in Switzerland, Austria or other countries on request.
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