Gas Less Lift Laparoscopic Surgeries (GLLS): Our Initial Experience of 750 Surgeries in Remote Rural Areas in India

By Dr. Deepak David Chellappa and Dr. J. Gnanaraj | Published: Oct 2017 Volume: 6

BACKGROUND

Minimally invasive surgeries especially laparoscopic surgeries are difficult if not impossible in rural areas because of the high costs associated with the equipment and the difficulty in getting anesthesiologists with experience in managing pneumoperitoneum and its complications and the logistic nightmare of arranging gases for anesthesia and surgeries in rural areas and Government facilities. Most of the above problems are tackled by the GLLS [Gas Less Lift Laparoscopic Surgeries] as they are less expensive and could be performed under spinal anesthesia thus negating the need for gases.

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