Processing in 3D is not the name of a new film, but the reality. From now on, abdominal (abdominal) surgery physicians from the Republican Klaipeda hospital operate patients using 3D technologies. They are probably the first in the port city and in the west of Lithuania, when they started using three-dimensional space during the operation.
First operations performed
Last Friday, in the Republican hospital of Klaipeda, a stomach enlargement hernia for 55 years was abolished using 3D technology. It is one of the first patients to perform laparoscopic surgery in a three-dimensional space.
A little earlier, in this way, a little invasive, laparoscopic stomach cancer, colon cancer and obesity surgery.
"As a cinema theater, the three-dimensional control image is also incredibly better, there is nothing to compare, the new possibilities are excellent," was the head of the Department of Abdominal and Endoscopic Surgery at the National Hospital of Klaipeda, the doctor of abdominal surgery Nerijus Kaselis , satisfied.
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The 3D video system consists of a video monitor, special glasses and a camera that connects to the laparoscopic equipment of the hospital.
The 3D representation of the spatial image is much clearer, the anatomical structure of the organs has been restored, so it is much easier for the operating doctor to reduce the risk of complications.
"We have a new, modern hardware that is being used by the developed countries of the world, Lithuania and Klaipėda will not leave anything of them," the head of the department added.
3D technology in medical equipment in European countries was only taken into use a few years ago. In Lithuania, this technology was recently taken over by Kaunas Clinics.
Comfort not only for the doctor
With the aid of the three-dimensional space in the Klaipeda Republic Clinic, all so-called major operations are carried out: obesity, gastric esophagus, hernia, oncological diseases. The latter are also used in a minimally invasive – laparoscopic manner.
As explained by N.Kaselis, during oncological operations it is important not only to remove the tumor, but also to remove the dissection of very thorough tissues, lymph vessels. Cancer cells spread through the lymph, so it is important to remove them from the lymphatic drainage tract so that the disease does not spread any further.
"The new hardware has a three-dimensional, significantly enlarged image, making it easier to see large blood vessels, nerves – a huge safety benefit, risk of complications," said the head.
The new equipment is particularly suitable for operations with a lot of sewing, such as surgery on the stomach or obesity.
"The three-dimensional spatial overview gives you the opportunity to hold the needle, how to put it and turn it, it is an incomparable benefit," revealed the subtleties of the surgeon to the doctor.
When does not help drugs
Returning to the onset of a gastric cavity referred to at the beginning of the article, N. Kasel explained that surgical procedures are necessary when conventional treatments are no longer being followed.
Gastric hernia is formed, the stomach is inserted into the thoracic cavity – it causes the spine, regurgitation, pain. Most patients with this condition are treated with medication.
According to a doctor for abdominal surgery, there are quite a few people with this pathology, but they do not all have to be operated. It is recommended to operate when you have to take too much medication or do not give the desired effect.
"This is a very effective, minimally invasive operation that is performed in a laparoscopic manner: a person goes after her the next day and after two days he is asked to go home and he no longer has to drink drugs," explains N. Kaselis .
Charging – maximum
In view of the new technological possibilities, the Head of the Department of Abdominal and Endoscopic Surgery said that the new hardware would be tried to maximize its use.
First of all, 3D technology will be used for so-called major operations and with free time between them – and for smaller operations.
During the year, the department of abdominal and endoscopic surgery in the Klaipeda republic hospital carries out approximately 800 large and approximately 1,500 smaller operations.