Category Archives: Surgery

Small Incisional Hernia Repair: Low-Cost Minimally Invasive Technique for Rural Areas

Incisional/ventral hernias are defects of the abdominal wall that appear after a prior surgery, at the site of the incision. They represent a significant drawback to invasive abdominal surgery and can develop in up to…

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Gasless or Lift Laparoscopic Surgery Equipment: A Comparison of Available Options

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery ranks similar to the introduction of anesthesia for surgeries, in creating a significant impact on surgical care. Healthy patients can tolerate the effects of…

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Minimally Invasive Treatment of Ganglion for Rural Surgeons

A ganglion is a synovial cyst filled with myxoid secretion and is commonly known as Gideon’s disease, Bible cyst or Bible bump. It is a non-neoplastic soft tissue lump occurring around joints and tendons. It is caused by…

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Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Rural Areas

Minimally invasive surgeries are relevant for the poor and marginalized in rural areas where the patients need to get back to work as soon as possible, because they are often the sole bread winners of the family. Unfortunately, the high costs make minimally invasive surgeries…

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Transurethral Vaporization of the Prostate with Normal Saline: A Safe and Convenient Procedure for Rural Areas

Bladder outflow obstruction due to enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in men. TURP (Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate) is still the “gold standard” for treatment. It is an excellent procedure that has considerably reduced…

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Video: Suturing After Single Incision Lift Laparoscopic Myomectomy in a Remote Rural Hospital

By: Dr. J. Gnanaraj, Dr. Ayodele Awojobi and Mr. Dilip Kumar Dr. J. Gnanaraj MS, MCh [Urology], FICS, FARSI, FIAGES is a urologist and laparoscopic surgeon trained at CMC Vellore. He has been appointed as a Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Karunya University and is the… 

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Learning Skills During Surgical Camps

Training in surgical skills involves learning, understanding, practicing and repetition. At most of the places where young surgeons train, the number of patients available is insufficient for the trainees to repeat the surgical procedures many times within a short period of time. The repetitions help in…

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