Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Specialist in Breast and Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr Antonakas has a strong interest in laparoscopic surgery. He is skilled at Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gall bladder removal), laparoscopic hernia repair and laparoscopic bowel procedures.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical technique used for repairing many types of hernias. This procedure uses three to four small incisions and a tool called a laparoscope, or a thin tube with a camera on the end, to guide the surgeon. In some cases, mesh may be used to hold the protruding tissues in place.
Laparoscopic hernia repair is used to treat hernias that are smaller in size and less complex. Patients with the following hernias may be good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair:
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgery during which the doctor removes your gallbladder. This procedure uses several small cuts instead of one large one.
A laparoscope, a narrow tube with a camera, is inserted through one incision. This allows your doctor to see your gallbladder on a screen. Your gallbladder is then removed through another small incision.
The benefits of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy are:
Less discomfort than regular surgery.
Shorter hospital stay, with a quicker recovery time compared to regular (open) surgery.
Smaller scars than regular surgery.
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