Minimally invasive surgery for Acute Pancreatitis

The peritoneum and major blood vessels lying nearby limit the laparoscopic approach to pancreatic surgery. Moreover, minimally invasive surgery has the major disadvantage of exposing the friable gland. Medications and surgical procedures are now available for treating pancreatic pseudocysts, benign tumours, and malignant tumours, including a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD).

Why is the procedure performed?

This procedure is an excellent choice for many patients with pancreatic cysts who need surgery since this procedure involves smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays (usually two days), less pain, and a quicker return to work and daily life.

What is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

An endoscope and X-rays are used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Endoscopes are flexible tubes with cameras attached.

Medical experts use endoscopic procedures when gastroenterologists examine and treat problems involving the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. Your liver sends bile to your gallbladder, intestines, and pancreas via bile ducts, and fat in foods is broken down by bile.

Pre-procedure preparations for ERCP

Prior to the procedure, follow the instructions given by your doctor. It is generally recommended that you,

  • It is recommended that you refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking for at least six hours prior to the procedure. Liquids that are clear, such as water, may be acceptable.

  • If you have any allergies, let your doctor know, particularly those to intravenous (IV) contrast dyes. Prior to the procedure, you may need to take allergy medications if you've ever had a reaction.

  • Update the medication and supplement list in your doctor's office.

  • You may experience health issues if you take blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and warfarin. You should consult your doctor before stopping their use.

  • If you suspect you may be pregnant, let your doctor know. An unborn child can be adversely affected by certain anaesthesia. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pancreatitis in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.

Procedure for ERCP

The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient, so you can return home the same day. An hour to two hours can be required for the procedure. Your IV will be filled with anaesthesia. When your doctor performs a diagnostic ERCP, they will,

  • Sprays anaesthetic on your throat to numb it.

  • The Duodenum, the upper section of the small intestine, is accessed by endoscopes inserted into the mouth, oesophagus, and stomach.

  • An endoscope pumps air through the stomach and duodenum to make it easier to view organs.

  • The endoscope is inserted with the help of a catheter, a tube that is inserted into the bile and pancreatic ducts until they are reached.

  • An injectable dye is injected through the catheter.

  • While the dye is travelling through the ducts, gastrointestinal X-rays are taken (fluoroscopy).

  • Verifies if there are any problems or blockages.

A tiny instrument may be inserted through an endoscope for treatment in the following ways:

  • Taking out stones requires breaking them up and removing them.

  • In order to open narrowed or blocked ducts, stents should be placed.

  • Tissue samples or tumours should be removed for biopsy.

After procedure

After the session, you will need to be driven home by someone else. You may experience throat irritation during the endoscopic procedure. For a few days, until the soreness subsides, you will need to eat soft foods.

There is the possibility of experiencing bloating after ERCP (swelling caused by the pumped-in air) and nausea (which is caused by anaesthesia). After your doctor approves your return to work and normal activity, you should be able to resume normal activity the next day. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals to have the best treatment for gastro disorders.

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