Medical Tourism: General Surgery Abroad
Even if you spend a lot of time, money and effort to make sure you live a healthy lifestyle to steer clear of diseases and avoid any dangerous activities that may put the well being of your body at risk, it is still possible to develop a health condition or to get injured and find yourself in need of surgery. When surgery becomes necessary, it is essential to get surgical procedures done by board-certified professionals with solid experience.
Major innovations in technology such as microsurgery, endovascular surgery, robotic surgery and other areas of biomedical technology have enabled great strides towards safer, more refined and more effective surgical techniques. These advances have even made some new surgical procedures possible where they previously were not.
General Surgery Procedures
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat a wide range of abdominal, pelvic, thoracic, and orthopedic conditions. Doctors also use laparoscopy as a form of exploratory surgery to help in the diagnostic process or to assess the surgical area prior to performing major surgery. During laparoscopy small incisions about 0.5 inches wide are made through which the surgeon inserts small tubes, tiny cameras, and surgical instruments. Video monitors display high-resolution, magnified, 3-dimensional images from the camera and these detailed images help guide the surgeon through the procedure. Our laparoscopic surgery procedures offer many advantages, including less painful recovery, shorter recovery time and less scarring.
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that is similar to laparoscopic surgery in that it uses very small incisions and video images to guide the surgeon. However, robotic surgery uses robotic arms instead of the surgeon’s hands to move the instruments. The robotic arms have wrist-like hinges that can be moved with great precision in similar ways to a surgeon’s own wrists and hands. The surgeon manipulates the robotic arms through computerized hand controls.
Some of the many general surgical procedures offered by our talented network of surgeons include:
- Hernia repair
- Endocrine surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Vascular surgery and more
American Medical Care, a medical tourism agency, understands your concern about the potential risks involved with general surgery procedures. Our carefully curated professional network of board-certified surgeons are all trained to the highest standards and most current techniques and procedures, minimizing your personal risk and increasing the likelihood that your surgical procedure will be successful from start to finish, including rapid healing and recovery.