Two city docs enter ‘Journal of Gynecological Surgery’

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Technique named after Indian Doctor called Dhillon’s technique

Journal of Gynecological Surgery_2015_31_issue-3_coverNewZNew (Chandigarh) : In a significant development, two city based doctors, Dr K S Dhillon, Senior Consultant, Advanced Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery and Dr Divya Awasthi, Consultant, Advanced Gynae Laparoscopy from Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali have found their names in the prestigious International Publication- Journal of Gynecological Surgery.

In a press release issued by Max Hospital today, Dr Dhillon said that the specialized technique, Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery: scar-less stitch-less Hysterectomy was a first of its kind technique at the national level which has been acknowledged at the international level.

Hysterectomy is the most common gynecologic surgery worldwide. Hysterectomy has increasingly been performed using minimally invasive approaches, which offer advantages, such as early recovery and return to routine activities, improved cosmesis, shorter length of hospital stay, and reduced pain, compared with laparotomy.

The conventional laparoscopic Hysterectomy consists of 3–4 incisions, but this technique reduces invasiveness of conventional laparoscopy, called laparoendoscopic single-site surgery—scar-less stitch-less hysterectomy (LESS-SSH). The technique involves no stitching of the skin incision except vaginal stitches, and does not create scars.

Dr K S Dhillon, Senior Consultant, Advanced Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery

Talking about the study conducted to evaluate the feasibility of LESS-SSH and analyze its benefits, Dr Dhillon pointed out that twenty seven patients who required hysterectomy , underwent LESS-SSH between February 2012 and February 2014 in this study at the hospital. The selected patients tolerated the surgery well and were followed-up at 1 week and at 3 months. The operative time , intra-operative blood loss , recovery time, and surgical outcomes for LESS-SSH were similar to those of conventional laparoscopic hysterectomies. However, the advantage is that patients who underwent LESS-SSH patients had reduced visual analogue scale (VAS) pain scores on the day of surgery and on the first postoperative day. No patients had any visible scars after surgery, asserted Dr Dhillon .

The biggest advantages of this technique are no chance of hernia after surgery , almost painless and no scar after surgery and can be done as a daycare procedure.