Bergen Bariatric and Surgical Solutions P.C.
Mikhail A Botvinov, DO, MD
Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Bergen county, Westwood, NJ
The introduction of laparoscopic techniques has been nothing short of a game-changer when it comes to surgery. At Bergen Bariatric and Surgical Solutions P.C., Mikhail Botvinov, DO, MD, is experienced and knowledgeable in advanced laparoscopic surgery. If you need surgery or want to learn more, call the office in Westwood, New Jersey, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A
What is advanced laparoscopic surgery?
One of the most significant drawbacks to surgery is the invasive effect it has on your body. From extensive incisions to collateral soft tissue damage inside your body, traditional surgical techniques may be effective, but they often come at a price.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery has opened up a whole new world of minimally invasive possibilities by shrinking down the tools, the incisions, and the operating field.
Using only tiny incisions, Dr. Botvinov threads a small camera, equipped with a light, into your body, which affords him a clear view of the surgical area.
Using a video monitor, he then turns to numerous specialized instruments, which he threads through the same small incisions to perform the necessary work. These instruments include:
- A laparoscope
- A trocar, or cannula, which provides a port
- A grasper
- A needle driver
- Surgical mesh for repair
These tiny tools allow Dr. Botvinov to repair and remove tissues, and to perform a host of other surgical techniques without the need for open surgery.
What are the advantages of advanced laparoscopic surgery?
One of the biggest risks of open surgery is an infection. The more the surgeon needs to open you up, the larger the entry is for all manner of foreign invaders, and the harder your body has to work to keep them at bay, often unsuccessfully.
With smaller incisions, your risk for infection is greatly reduced. And after your laparoscopic procedure with Dr. Botvinov, your recovery time is considerably shorter because the areas that need to heal are far smaller.
Another critical advantage of advanced laparoscopic surgery is that there’s less need for Dr. Botvinov to cut through muscle and other soft tissue to gain a better view of the problem area. With the small camera, he targets what he needs without disturbing surrounding tissue.
What surgeries can be done laparoscopically?
Dr. Botvinov often turns to advanced laparoscopic surgery to perform the following:
- Hernia repair
- Colorectal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
If you’d like to explore your options in advanced laparoscopic surgery, call the office or use the online form to schedule an appointment.