Laparoscopic 3D surgery is a type of surgery that has the same advantages as conventional laparoscopy (without incisions, surgery is performed through small holes) but with 3D vision. This three-dimensional view facilitates surgery, especially when performing complex movements, such as sutures.
To carry out laparoscopic surgery in 3D, carbon dioxide is also blown into the abdominal cavity and the instruments are inserted through holes that allow us to carry out the intervention. But the type of vision we obtain changes, with a 3D camera.
The advantages of laparoscopic surgery (conventional and 3D) over classical open surgery are:
- Faster recovery without major injuries.
- Decreased blood loss during surgery. The need for blood transfusions is very low.
- Increased precision, thanks to the magnification of the image, which allows us to appreciate a greater detail of the anatomy.
We perform 3D laparoscopic surgery for practically all laparoscopic oncological procedures of the kidney, prostate and bladder. It is also very useful for the surgery of benign processes of the kidney and urinary tract, such as stones and malformations, as well as the correction of prolapse of the pelvic organs in women.
The procedures that we do via conventional laparoscopy and in 3D are:
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: or removal of the prostate and seminal vesicles in prostate cancer
- Laparoscopic radical and partial nephrectomy: consists of the removal of the entire kidney or the tumor nodule, when it is smaller and in a more peripheral location
- Radical cystectomy with laparoscopic lymphadenectomy: It is the complete removal of the urinary bladder and pelvic nodes for bladder cancer. This intervention is associated with a reconstruction that requires the use of intestinal segments.
- Laparoscopic pyeloplasty: consists of the repair of a malformation of the urinary tract that causes an obstruction in the elimination of urine at the kidney level.
- Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy and pyelolithotomy: or removal of stones in the ureter or kidney that cannot be ruptured endoscopically or with extracorporeal lithotripsy.
- Laparoscopic colposacropexy: or correction of pelvic organ prolapses (bladder, vaginal vault and rectum) using meshes that are fixed to the pelvis.