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Laparascopic Surgery

Laparascopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is known as minimally invasive surgery; this is a very good thing for you as a patient. It describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During your laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made and plastic tubes are located in these incisions; these tubes, or ports, enable the surgeon to easily enter your body and have an unobstructed view of your problem. At Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, your surgeon and staff in laparoscopic surgery are excited to use their skills to help you and to make sure your Panama medical care is the very best possible experience.

We are Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International

At Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we have one goal; we want to be the first thing that enters your mind when you think about laparoscopic surgery. We have found the very best surgeons and staff so that you not only receive the finest health care available, but you can have the confidence that our expertise meets the high standards of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Our laparoscopic surgery team is committed to being the health care answer for Panamanians and health tourists alike.

Latin America ís first digital hospital

For Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the benefits and recognition of their Johns Hopkins affiliation continue to expand. The hospital is recognized as the first digital hospital in Latin America. By combining the doctor, the computer and advanced technology, digital hospitals are seen as a way to save lives and money. The advantages of such an environment are:

  • Virtual Doctor: Our digital technology enables doctors to visit their patients and other hospital staff members from wherever they are in the world. Doctors can log on to the hospital intranet from any computer in or out of the hospital, in order to view and analyze crystal-clear digital versions of their patientís X-Rays, MRIs, CT scans, and other important information.
  • Mobile Videoconferencing Technology: This technology allows patients to communicate with their physicians making them feel as if the doctors are right in the room. Also, the videoconferencing allows Johns Hopkinsís doctors to have virtual presence in any surgery at the Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
  • The Computers on Wheels: are wireless laptops used primarily by nursing staff, but also by doctors in order to have an electronic patient record for vital signs, symptoms, medication, patient progress and other information, allowing attending staff to better utilize their time and make fewer errors.
  • Virtual Operating Rooms: This is the culmination of technology meets medicine. By having features like Computers on Wheels, Mobile Videoconferencing and Virtual Doctor we are able to equip the operating rooms at Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, like no other operating room in Latin America. The 20,000 doctor-strong network of Johns Hopkins Medicine International has the ability to consult on your surgery, even while it is being performed.

Why Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery offers patients some of the most advanced surgical procedures known in medicine as well as featuring numerous other benefits. These benefits include:

  • Reduced post-op pain because the incisions are much smaller.
  • Faster recovery.
  • Hospital stays that are shortened or eliminated.
  • Quick return to full activities.
  • Reduced visible scarring.
  • Reduced inner scarring when compared to traditional, open surgical methods.

A wide variety of services in general surgery

General surgery at Hospital Punta Pacifica Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International covers a wide range of surgical specialties where patients can consultations with and receive treatment from some of the best surgeons in all of Latin America.

The surgeons in the Surgical Clinic represent some of the best and brightest minds in the world. Some of the procedures that these surgeons perform in laparoscopic surgery are:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • And many more

Whether you are Panamanian or a health tourist from another country, we promise that your Panama medical care will be the finest available so that we not only help to hasten your recovery, but to improve your quality of life as well. This is the commitment of our hospital and the Surgical Clinic. At Hospital Punta Pacifica, Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we care about you.