Advantages of 3D Laparoscopy technology
1. Surgeries can be performed faster with more accuracy
As the 3D laparoscopy technology renders near life like images on the screen, a surgeon (even little experience in performing operations) can have a better visualization of the body organs and perform exactly what is needed. This results in faster surgery times and drastically improves the precision.
2. Inexperienced doctors learn quickly, experienced specialists do even better
As the technology helps the gynaecologists with better visuals with depth perception, even beginners can perform the surgeries and master it very quickly. And if the same technology is used by the expert gynaecologists, the error rate will be close to 0. This leads to very tiny to 0 complications and requires less post-operative care.
3. The types of operations that can be done with 3D laparoscopy have increased
Not just hysterectomy (whether normal hysterectomy or key hole surgery using a laparoscope), 3D laparoscopy technology is being used for myomectomy (removal of fibroids), removal of ovarian cysts (cystectomy), removal of gall bladder (cholecystectomy), removal of all or parts of colon (colectomy), removal of kidney (nephrectomy) etc. This technology is being used to perform operations by gastroenterologists and urologists along with gynaecologists.
4. Reduced mortality rate
As the surgeries are done with near perfect accuracy and faster, patients lose minimal blood, need less anaesthesia during surgery, need minimal post-operative care, lesser pain medications and antibiotics and they can start returning to normal chores very quickly. This speed and accuracy has reduced the mortality rate in patients by a huge percentage with the application of 3D technology for laparoscopes.
What are the cons of using laparoscopy techniques?
- Use of general anesthetics might cause nausea or sore threat after operation
- Patients might get air pockets under the diaphragm, causing neck and shoulder pain
- People complain of feeling bloated after surgery.
Clearly, the advantages of using 3D laparoscopic technology outweighs the cons. Most medical associations across the world advise that good gynecology clinics to use 3D laparoscopy for performing surgeries.