by Dr Sima Roy , Dr Malay Roy, SILIGURI
In order to prevent Coronavirus transmission in Healthcare facilities, there has been major changes in the way Surgical procedures are performed today throughout the world. We have responded to the upheaval in a positive way and have adapted our surgical practices to the need of the hour.
Additional measures we have adopted to make it even safer for our patients
- We do our surgeries at minimal intra-abdominal pressure (10-12mm).
- We have limited our use of ‘energy sources’ and have used “LAPAROSCOPIC SUTURING more frequently than before, resulting in minimal aerosol generation.
- We routinely employ impervious ‘ENDOBAGS’ for retrieval of surgical specimens from the abdominal cavity. ‘In-bag’ Morcellation of the surgical specimen is standard practice in our centre.
- The pneumoperitoneum is completely deflated by the smoke evacuation system before the Endobag is introduced into the abdomen as well as during its retrieval.